Description

General Information

The field of animal science encompasses the sciences related to animals and their contributions and interactions with humans. This program is designed particularly for students who are interested in pursuing careers associated with the livestock, poultry, meat and companion animal industries. The core curriculum gives students a balanced education in animal science, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, communications, and humanities and social sciences.

Options

Each animal science student studies a core curriculum that provides a comprehensive look at animal biological systems, use of animal products, and current issues and careers in the animal industries. In addition to the core, there are seven different options from which students can choose an area of focus which meets their own individual interests and career objectives. These options include: Animal Biology & Biotechnology; Food Animal Production & Management; Business & Communications; Companion Animal Science; Equine Science; Meat Science; and Veterinary Animal Science.

Midwest Poultry Consortium

Students interested in any aspect of poultry science or avian biology may earn up to 24 credits through the Midwest Poultry Consortium's Undergraduate Center of Excellence in Madison, WI. The credits may be applied toward an animal science degree from the University of Nebraska. Further details are available from the Department of Animal Science .

3+2 year Veterinary Medicine/Animal Science B.S. Degree

Students pursuing a DVM degree at an accredited college of veterinary medicine may obtain a BS degree in animal science, granted by the University of Nebraska, upon successful completion of the first two years of the curriculum in veterinary medicine. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 90 credit hours of pre-professional courses, completed all Achievement-Centered Education course requirements and 20 credit hours in animal science courses at the University of Nebraska. Students who successfully complete the 3+2 Program must complete the "Application for Degree" form and provide transcripts to the Credentials Clerk, Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building, UNL. Students should discuss the program with their academic advisor.
 

College Requirements

College Admission

Requirements for admission into the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) are consistent with general University admission requirements (one unit equals one high school year): 4 units of English, 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of natural sciences, 3 units of social studies, and 2 units of foreign language. Students must also meet performance requirements (ACT composite of 20 or higher OR combined SAT score of 950 or higher OR rank in the top one-half of graduating class; transfer students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average and 2.0 on the most recent term of attendance. For students entering the PGA Golf Management degree program, a certified golf handicap of 12 or better (e.g., USGA handicap card) or written ability (MS Word file) equivalent to a 12 or better handicap by a PGA professional or high school golf coach is required. For more information, please visit: http://pgm.unl.edu/requirements.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted to CASNR with core course deficiencies must remove these deficiencies within the first 30 credit hours at UNL, or within the first calendar year at UNL, whichever takes longer, excluding foreign languages. Students have up to 60 credit hours to remove foreign language deficiencies. College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies may be used to meet degree requirements in CASNR.

Deficiencies in the required entrance subjects can be removed by completion of specified courses in the University or by correspondence.

The Office of Admissions, Alexander Building (south entrance), City Campus, provides information to new students on how deficiencies can be removed.

College Degree Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum requirements of the College consist of three areas: ACE (Achievement-Centered Education); College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Core; and Degree Program requirements and electives. All three areas of the College Curriculum Requirements are incorporated within the description of the Major/Degree Program sections of the catalog. The individual major/degree program listings of classes insures that a student will meet the minimum curriculum requirements of the College.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Two units of a foreign language are required. This requirement is usually met with two years of high school language.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

The College grants the bachelors degree in programs associated with agricultural sciences, natural resources and related programs. Students working toward a degree must earn at least 120 semester hours of credit. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Grade Rules

Removal of C-, D and F Grades

Only the most recent letter grade received in a given course will be used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average if the student has completed the course more than once and previously received a grade or grades below C in that course.

The previous grade (or grades) will not be used in the computation of the cumulative grade point average, but it will remain a part of the academic record and will appear on any transcript.

A student can remove from his/her cumulative average a course grade of C-, D+, D, D- or F if the student repeats the same course at the University of Nebraska and receives a grade other than P (pass), I (incomplete), N (no pass), W (withdrew), or NR (no report). If a course is no longer being offered, it is not eligible for the revised grade point average computation process.

For complete procedures and regulations, see the Office of the University Registrar website at http://www.unl.edu/regrec/course-repeats.

Pass/No Pass

Students in CASNR may take any course offered on a Pass/No Pass basis within the 24-hour limitation established by the Faculty Senate. However, a department may specify that the Pass/No Pass status of its courses be limited to non-majors or may choose to offer some courses for letter grades only.

GPA Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Transfer Credit Rules

To be considered for admission, a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must submit either ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, credits earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. Sixty is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept from a four-year college. Transfer credit in the degree program must be approved by the degree program advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major. At least 9 hours in the major field, including the capstone course, must be completed at UNL regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College will accept no more than 10 semester hours of C-, D+, D and D- grades from other schools. The C-, D+, D and D- grades can only be applied to free electives. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL.

Joint Academic Transfer Programs

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has agreements with many institutions to support joint academic programs. The transfer programs include dual degree programs and cooperative degree programs. Dual degree programs offer students the opportunity to receive a degree from a participating institution and also to complete requirements for a bachelor of science degree in CASNR. Cooperative programs result in a single degree from either UNL or the cooperating institution.

Dual Degree Programs

A to B Programs

The A to B Program, a joint academic program offered by the CASNR and participating community colleges, allows students to complete the first two years of a degree program at the participating community college and continue their education and study in a degree program leading toward a bachelor of science degree.

The A to B Program provides a basic knowledge plus specialized course work. Students transfer into CASNR with junior standing.

Depending on the community college, students enrolled in the A to B Program may complete the requirements for an associate of science at the community college, transfer to UNL, and work toward a bachelor of science degree.
 

Participating community colleges include:

  • Central Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-Plains Community College
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
  • Northeast Community College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College
3+2 Programs

Two specialized degree programs in animal science and veterinary science are offered jointly with an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine. These two programs permit CASNR animal science or veterinary science students to receive a bachelor of science degree from UNL with a degree in animal science or veterinary science after successfully completing two years of the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine at an accredited veterinary school. Students who successfully complete the 3+2 Program, must complete the “Application for Degree” form and provide transcripts to the Credentials Clerk, Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building, UNL. Students should discuss these degree programs with their academic advisor.

Cooperative Degree Programs

Academic credit from UNL and a cooperating institution is applied towards a four-year degree from either UNL (UNL degree-granting program) or the cooperating institution (non UNL degree-granting program). All have approved programs of study.

UNL Degree-Granting Programs

A UNL degree-granting program is designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a two-year program of study at one of the four-year institutions listed below, transfer to CASNR and complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree.
 

Chadron State College. Chadron State College offers a 2+2 program leading to a grassland ecology and management degree program and a transfer program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education in the teaching option.

Wayne State College. Wayne State College offers a 3+1 program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology in the ecology and management option.

University of Nebraska at Kearney. Transfer programs are available for students pursuing degree programs leading to a bachelor of science degree.

University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) cooperates with CASNR in providing four-semester pre-agricultural sciences, pre-natural resources, pre-food science and technology, pre-horticulture and pre-turfgrass and landscape management transfer programs.

A student enrolled in these programs may transfer all satisfactorily completed academic credits identified in the suggested program of study, and enter CASNR to study toward a degree program leading to a bachelor of science degree. The total program would require a minimum of four years or eight semesters (16 credit hours/semester or 120 credit hours).

UNL CASNR faculty teach horticulture and food science and technology courses at UNO to assist an urban population in better understanding the food processing, horticulture, and landscape horticulture industries.

For more information, contact the CASNR Dean’s Office, 800-472-8800, ext. 2541.

Non UNL Degree-Granting Programs

The CASNR cooperates with other institutions to provide course work that is applied towards a degree at the cooperating institution. Pre-professional programs offered by CASNR allow students to complete the first two or three years of a degree program at UNL prior to transferring and completing a degree at the cooperating institution.
 

Chadron State College–Range Science. The 3+1 Program in range science allows Chadron State College students to pursue a range science degree through Chadron State College. Students complete three years of course work at Chadron State College and one year of specialized range science course work (32 credit hours) at CASNR.

Dordt College (Iowa) – Agricultural Education: Teaching Option. This program allows students to pursue an Agricultural Education Teaching Option degree leading toward a bachelor of science in agricultural education. Students at Dordt College will complete 90 credit hours in the Agricultural Education: Teaching Option Transfer Program.

Residency

Students must complete at least 30 of the total hours for their degree using UNL credits. At least 18 of the 30 credit hours must be in courses offered through CASNR1 (>299) including the appropriate ACE 10 degree requirement or an approved ACE 10 substitution offered through another UNL college and excluding independent study regardless of the number of hours transferred. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

1

Includes courses taught by CASNR faculty through interdisciplinary prefixes (e.g., LIFE, MBIO, ENVR, SCIL, EAEP, HRTM, ENSC) and CASNR crosslisted courses taught by non-CASNR faculty.

Online and Distance Education

There are many opportunities to earn college credit online through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Some of these credits may be applicable not only as elective credits, but also toward the fulfillment of the College’s education requirements. Credits earned online may count toward residency. However, certain offerings may not be counted toward scholarship requirements or academic recognition criteria.

For further information, contact:

Office of Online and Distance Education
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
305 Brace Labs
Lincoln, NE 68588-0109
402-472-4681
http://online.unl.edu/

Independent Study Rules

Students wishing to take part in independent studies must obtain permission; complete and sign a contract form; and furnish copies of the contract to the instructor, advisor, departmental office, and the Dean’s Office. The contract should be completed before registration. Forms are available in 103 Agricultural Hall or online at the CASNR website.

Independent study projects include research, literature review or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Students may only count 12 hours of independent study toward their degrees and no more than 6 hours can be counted during their last 36 hours earned, excluding senior thesis, internships, and courses taught under an independent study number.

Other College Degree Requirements

Capstone Course Requirement

A capstone course is required for each CASNR degree program. A capstone course is defined as a course in which students are required to integrate diverse bodies of knowledge to solve a problem or formulate a policy of societal importance.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at www.ace.unl.

The minimum requirements of CASNR reflect the common core of courses that apply to students pursuing degrees in the college. Students should work with an advisor to satisfy ACE outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 with the college requirements.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to UNL or when they were first admitted to a Joint Academic Transfer Program. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. The catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in animal science will be able to:

  1. Understand the biology and chemistry of the life sciences and apply the principles to animal nutrition, growth, reproduction, genetics and management of animals and their products.
  2. Develop animal nutrition, growth, reproduction, genetics and management recommendations related to the specific animal or animal product in the career paths related to their selected option.
  3. Propose solutions to problems in the production and/or management of animals or the animal products specific to their option.
  4. Produce professional oral and written communications needed in the careers related to their specific option.

Major Requirements

Major Core Requirements

The following basic courses are required for majors in animal science. In addition, students must select and meet the requirements of one of the animal science options, depending on their own individual interests and career objectives.
 

College Integrative Course (ACE 8)
SCIL 101Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Departmental Requirements
ASCI 95Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar0
ASCI 100
ASCI 100L
Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry
and Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry Laboratory
4
ASCI 201Professional Development for Careers in Animal Science1
ASCI 320Animal Nutrition and Feeding3
ASCI 330Animal Breeding4
ASCI 491Animal Science Seminar1
Select one Capstone course (ACE 10) of the following:3
Livestock Management on Range and Pasture
Animal Systems Analysis
Animal Biological Systems
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Natural Sciences (ACE 4)
Select one of the following:4
Genetics
General Genetics 1
Select one CASNR approved Life Sciences sequence of the following:4
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
Fundamentals of Biology I
and Fundamentals of Biology I laboratory 2
Credit Hours Subtotal: 8
Mathematics and Statistics (ACE 3) and Physics
Select 5-10 credits of the following: 35-10
Option 1:
Introduction to Statistics
and Trigonometry 3
Plus one of the following: 4
Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Elementary General Physics I
Elements of Physics
Option 2:
Applied Calculus
and Introduction to Statistics
Option 3:
Calculus I
Credit Hours Subtotal: 10
Communications
Oral Communications (ACE 2)
Select one of the following: 53
Interpersonal Skills for Leadership
Communication in the 21st Century
Public Speaking
Communicating in Small Groups
Visual Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Technical Communication II
Sales Communication
Visual Communication and Presentation
Written Communications (ACE 1)
Select one of the following: 53
Writing and Inquiry
Writing and Argument
Writing and Communities
Basic Business Communication
Technical Communication I
Technical Communication II
Communications and Interpersonal Skills
Select one of the following: 63
Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice 7
Communicating to Public Audiences
Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations
Presentation Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
Agriculture, the Environment & Science in the Media
Capstone Experience in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication
Debate
Interviewing
Media Literacy
Basic Business Communication
Leadership, Communication and Teams 7
Managing Diversity in Organizations
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Economic Essentials and Issues
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture
Select one course each from ACE outcomes 5, 7, and 99
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Experiential Learning
Select 4 credits of the following: 84
Internship, Extension, Research or Teaching Experience 9
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences - Industry Experiences
Extension and Service Experiences
Research Experiences
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences - Undergraduate Teaching Experience
Meat Investigations
Animal Science Internship - Beef Feedlot Management
Honors Thesis
Internship Experience in Grazing Livestock Systems
Internship in Agricultural Financing and Banking
Internship in Food Products Marketing Management
Internship in Agricultural and Public Policy
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Internship
Industry Study Tours
Equine Industry Study Tour
Meat Industry Study Tour
Pork Industry Study Tour
Beef Industry Study Tour 10
Study Tours in International Agriculture
Animal & Meat Evaluation Experience
Principles of Meat Evaluation, Grading and Judging
Principles of Livestock Evaluation and Judging
Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation 11
Principles of Horse Evaluation and Judging
Advanced Meat Grading and Evaluation 11
Advanced Livestock Evaluation and Judging 11
Advanced Horse Evaluation and Judging 11
Equestrian Team Horsemanship/Equitation 11
Beef Cattle Merchandising
Beef Industry Scholars - Beef Summit 10
Beef Industry Scholars - National Beef Industry Policy 10
Employment Seminar
Agricultural Concerns Seminar
Academic Quadrathlon 12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 4
Total ASCI Core Requirements
Complete requirements57-62
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Option Requirements
Complete requirements58
Credit Hours Subtotal: 58
Total Credit Hours120
1

BIOS 206 General Genetics requires both LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I laboratory and LIFE 121 Fundamentals of Biology II & LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory as prerequisites.

2

Students enrolled in the Biology or Veterinary Option are required to take LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I and LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I laboratory.

3

Proficiency at the college algebra level must be demonstrated either by a placement exam or through college course work. If MATH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry is taken instead of MATH 102 Trigonometry, only 2 credit hours can be counted toward this requirement.

4

Students in the Veterinary Animal Sciences Option must take PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I as a required course for admittance to the ISU CVM.

5

Pre-veterinary students should check that the selected course will fulfill their college of veterinary medicine admissions requirements.

6

Any courses from the above listings not used to fulfill the ACE 1 or ACE 2 requirements.

7

Students completing the Business and Communications Option are required to take ALEC 202 Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice or MNGT 311 Leadership, Communication and Teams.

8

Four (4) credits of experiential learning are required for each of the Animal Science Options. Students may select the 4 credits from any combination of courses in the following list.

9

A pre-experience learning plan must be completed and approved before the experience begins and an oral or poster presentation is required.

10

Part of the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars Minor.

11

By permission or invitation only; these are intercollegiate competitive teams.

12

With enrollment in ASCI 496 Independent Study in Animal Science

Also, select one of the following options:

Animal Biology and Biotechnology Option

This option is designed for students considering careers that deal with basic biological principles of animals and birds. Through careful use of electives, students can develop an emphasis in genetics, growth and muscle biology, nutrition, or physiology as they establish a basic background in biological principles and develop molecular and biotechnology laboratory skills. Completion of this option provides excellent preparation for graduate study, other professional programs including medical or dental school, and many other research-based careers.
 

Departmental Requirements
ASCI 210Animal Products3
or ASCI 315 Animal Growth and Development
ASCI 340Animal Physiological Systems4
ASCI 341Physiology and Management of Reproduction4
Select 14 credits of the following:14
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Advanced Animal Breeding
New Techniques in Reproductive Biology
Genome Analysis
Endocrinology
Physiology of Animal Cells and Tissues
Metabolism and Biological Information
Biochemistry Laboratory
Research Techniques in Biochemistry
Computational Biology
Molecular Genetics
Microbial Physiology
Immunology
Credit Hours Subtotal: 25
Natural Science
CHEM 109General Chemistry I4
CHEM 110General Chemistry II4
CHEM 251
CHEM 253
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 252Organic Chemistry II3
BIOC 431 / BIOS 431 / CHEM 431Structure and Metabolism3
LIFE 121
LIFE 121L
Fundamentals of Biology II
and Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOS 312
BIOS 314
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 26
Total ASCI Core Requirements
Complete requirements57-62
Credit Hours Subtotal: 62
Option Requirements
Complete requirements51
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Free Electives
Select 7-12 hours 17-12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 7
Total Credit Hours120
1

Students planning to apply for post-graduate or professional programs should consult their academic advisor for specific program requirements.

Business and Communications Option

This option is designed for students considering careers with companies, financial institutions, government agencies, and other business entities that support the livestock production and processing industries. Through careful use of electives, students may receive minors in other business-related programs and develop specific expertise for positions in management, marketing, and public relations. Completion of this option provides students with a solid background in both animal science and business.
 

Departmental Requirements
ASCI 210Animal Products3
or ASCI 315 Animal Growth and Development
ASCI 240Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals4
or ASCI 340 Animal Physiological Systems
ASCI 341Physiology and Management of Reproduction4
Select one of the following:2-3
Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Animal Management
Introduction to Companion Animals
Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management
Basic Swine Science
Companion Animal Behavior
Select 4 credits of 300- and 400-level ASCI courses of the following:4
Fresh Meats
Animal Growth and Development
Companion Animal Nutrition
Equine Nutrition
Equine Reproduction
Swine Breeding & Gestation 1
Swine Farrowing Management 1
Swine Nursery Management 1
Employee Management for Swine Industry 1
Swine Environment Management 1
Animal Welfare
Processed Meats
HACCP and Food Safety Systems for the Food Industry
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Advanced Feeding and Feed Formulation
Advanced Animal Breeding
Genome Analysis
New Techniques in Reproductive Biology
Endocrinology
Physiology of Animal Cells and Tissues
Horse Management
Dairy Management
Beef Cow-Calf Management
Beef Feedlot Management
Credit Hours Subtotal: 17-18
Natural Sciences
Chemistry
Select from either of the following two chemistry series: 28-12
Series I:
Chemistry in Context I
General Chemistry I
Chemistry in Context II
Series II:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Credit Hours Subtotal: 8
Business Courses
ACCT 200Accounting for Business Decisions3
or ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I
Select a minimum of four courses representing at least three of the following four areas:12
Finance
Farm Accounting, Analysis, and Tax Management
International Food and Agricultural Trade
Agricultural Finance
Agricultural and Rural Property Appraisal
An Introduction to Money and Banking
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Finance
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
Personal Finance
Financial Decision Making
Management
Farm and Ranch Management
Resource and Environmental Economics I
Agribusiness Management
Advanced Farm Management and Linear Programming
Advanced Agribusiness Management
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations
Family Business
Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations
Managing Behavior in Organizations
Human Resource Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Marketing
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing
Introduction to Commodity Marketing
Marketing of Agricultural Commodities
Grain Merchandising
Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment
Advanced Agricultural Marketing Management
Commodity Price Forecasting
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
Contemporary Marketing
Marketing 3
Market Research
Marketing Channels Management
Marketing Communication Strategy
Marketing Analytics
Retailing Management
Law
Legal Aspects in Agriculture
Policy Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Natural Resource and Environmental Law
Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy Analysis
Environmental Law
Water Law
Business, Government & Society
Legal Environment 3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Business Communications and Leadership
Animal Science Core, Communications & Interpersonal Skills
ALEC 202Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice3
or MNGT 311 Leadership, Communication and Teams
Additional Communication & Leadership Courses
Select one of the following:3
Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations
Managing Diversity in Organizations
Presentation Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Total ASCI Core Requirements
Complete requirements57-62
Credit Hours Subtotal: 62
Option Requirements
Complete requirements46-51
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Free Electives
Select 7-17 credits 47-17
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours120-121
1

Enrollment in these Swine Science online courses requires completion of ASCI 254 Basic Swine Science.

2

Chemistry Series I does not provide adequate preparation for advanced chemistry or graduate school within the life sciences. If you desire this advanced training, Series II is recommended.

3

Must meet Business Qualified prerequisites.

4

Students are encouraged to consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details regarding agribusiness and agricultural economics minors.

Companion Animal Science Option

Designed for students with a specific interest in companion animals. For students interested in pursuing a career in the companion animal industry, this option provides an overview of the general animal sciences in combination with concentrated study of animal behavior and human interactions along with companion animal breeding and genetics, nutrition, reproduction, care and management.
 

Departmental Requirements
ASCI 240Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals4
or ASCI 340 Animal Physiological Systems
Select one animal management course of the following:3
Animal Management
Introduction to Companion Animals
Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management
ASCI 341Physiology and Management of Reproduction4
ASCI 321Companion Animal Nutrition3
Select a minimum of 7 credits of the following:7
Introduction to the Companion Animal Food Industry
Human-Companion Animal Interactions
Animal Products
Companion Animal Behavior
Animal Growth and Development
Equine Nutrition
Equine Reproduction
Animal Welfare
Animal Behavior
Introduction to Conservation Biology
Principles of Ecology
and Ecology Laboratory
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Credit Hours Subtotal: 21
Natural Sciences
Chemistry
Select from either of the following two chemistry series: 18-12
Series I:
Chemistry in Context I
General Chemistry I
Chemistry in Context II
Series II:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Select one of the following:3-4
Microbiology
Principles and Prevention of Livestock Diseases
The Biology of Microorganisms
Credit Hours Subtotal: 11
Business Courses
Select 9 credits from the "Business Courses" category listed in the Animal Science Business Option9
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Total ASCI Core Requirements
Complete requirements57-62
Credit Hours Subtotal: 62
Option Requirements
Complete requirements41-46
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Free Electives
Select 12-22 credits12-22
Credit Hours Subtotal: 17
Total Credit Hours120
1

Chemistry Series I does not provide adequate preparation for advanced chemistry or graduate school within the life sciences. If you desire this advanced training, Series II is recommended.

Equine Science Option

Designed for students with a specific interest in the equine area. For students interested in pursuing a career in the equine industry this option provides a combination of general animal sciences with a concentrated study of equitation, evaluation, nutrition, reproduction, and management of equine.
 

Departmental Requirements
ASCI 240Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals4
or ASCI 340 Animal Physiological Systems
Select one Animal Management course of the following:3
Animal Management
Introduction to Companion Animals
Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management
ASCI 260Basic Equitation2
or ASCI 360 Advanced Equitation
ASCI 341Physiology and Management of Reproduction4
Select a minimum of 7 credits of the following:7
Animal Products
Companion Animal Behavior
Animal Growth and Development
Equine Nutrition
Equine Reproduction
ASCI 450Horse Management3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 23
Experiential Learning (From the Animal Science Core)
ASCI 300EPrinciples of Horse Evaluation and Judging2
or ASCI 400E Advanced Horse Evaluation and Judging
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Natural Sciences
Chemistry
Select from either of the following two chemistry series: 18-12
Series I:
Chemistry in Context I
General Chemistry I
Chemistry in Context II
Series II:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Select one of the following:3-4
Microbiology
Principles and Prevention of Livestock Diseases
The Biology of Microorganisms
Credit Hours Subtotal: 11
Buisness Courses
Select courses from the "Business Courses" category listed in the Animal Science Business Option9
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Total ASCI Core Requirements
Complete requirements57-62
Credit Hours Subtotal: 62
Option Requirements
Complete requirements43-48
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Free Electives
Select 10-20 credits10-20
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Total Credit Hours120
1

Chemistry Series I does not provide adequate preparation for advanced chemistry or graduate school within the life sciences. If you desire this advanced training, Series II is recommended.

Meat Science Option

This option is designed for students seeking careers associated with the meat and food industry, including research and product development, quality assurance, food safety, fresh meat processing, meat product manufacturing, equipment and ingredient technology, and government service. Students will build a solid foundation in product characteristics, product development, production, food safety, and marketing of fresh and processed meats.
 

Departmental Requirements
ASCI 210Animal Products3
ASCI 240Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals4
or ASCI 340 Animal Physiological Systems
ASCI 310Fresh Meats3
ASCI 315Animal Growth and Development3-4
or ASCI 341 Physiology and Management of Reproduction
ASCI 410Processed Meats3
ASCI 411HACCP and Food Safety Systems for the Food Industry3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 19
Natural Sciences
Chemistry
Select from either of the following two chemistry series: 18-12
Series I:
Chemistry in Context I
General Chemistry I
Chemistry in Context II
Series II:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
BIOS 312Microbiology3-4
or BIOS 111 The Biology of Microorganisms
Credit Hours Subtotal: 11-12
Supporting Courses
Select 3 credits of ASCI or FDST at 200 level or above3
Suggested courses:
Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Meat Specifications and Procurement
Food Composition and Analysis
Select 6 credits of ASCI or FDST at 300/400 level or above6
Suggested courses:
Principles of Meat Evaluation, Grading and Judging 2
Principles of Livestock Evaluation and Judging 2
Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation 2
Meat Industry Study Tour
Meat Investigations
Chemistry of Food
Heat and Mass Transfer
Food Safety and Sanitation
Food Quality Assurance
Food Microbiology
Food Microbiology Laboratory
Food Product Development Concepts I
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Business Courses
Select 3-6 credits 33-6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Total ASCI Core Requirements
Complete requirements57-62
Credit Hours Subtotal: 62
Option Requirements
Complete requirements45-48
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Free Electives
Select 10-18 credits10-18
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Total Credit Hours120-121
1

Chemistry Series I does not provide adequate preparation for advanced chemistry or graduate school within the life sciences. If you desire this advanced training, Series II is recommended.

2

Only one allowed for credit here.

3

If student completes CHEM Series I: Select two courses from the "Business Courses" category listed in the Animal Science Business Option (6 cr).

If student completes CHEM Series II: Select one course from the "Business Courses" category listed in the Animal Science Business Option (3 cr).

NOTE: Experiential learning courses suggested from the following: ASCI 300A Principles of Meat Evaluation, Grading and Judging, ASCI 300D Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation, ASCI 311B Meat Industry Study Tour, ASCI 395A Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences - Industry Experiences (meat section), ASCI 400A Advanced Meat Grading and Evaluation, ASCI 419 Meat Investigations

Food Animal Production and Management Option

This option is designed for students interested in careers related to the production and management of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, and swine. Although students may emphasize a particular industry or production system, the option provides a balanced study of animal nutrition, meat animal products, reproductive physiology, breeding and genetics, and business management of animal production systems. Completion of this option provides excellent preparation for those wishing to be involved in production agriculture and the abundance of allied industries that support animal agriculture.
 

Departmental Requirements
ASCI 200Animal and Carcass Evaluation3
ASCI 210Animal Products3
or ASCI 315 Animal Growth and Development
ASCI 240Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals4
or ASCI 340 Animal Physiological Systems
ASCI 250Animal Management3
or ASCI 252 Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management
ASCI 341Physiology and Management of Reproduction4
Select a minimum of 4 credits of ASCI Management courses of the following:4
Basic Swine Science
Swine Breeding & Gestation
Swine Farrowing Management
Swine Nursery Management
Employee Management for Swine Industry
Swine Environment Management
Horse Management
Livestock Management on Range and Pasture
Dairy Management
Beef Cow-Calf Management
Beef Feedlot Management
Select two supporting courses of the following:6-7
Fresh Meats
Animal Welfare
Processed Meats
HACCP and Food Safety Systems for the Food Industry
Advanced Feeding and Feed Formulation
Genome Analysis
New Techniques in Reproductive Biology
Endocrinology
Physiology of Animal Cells and Tissues
Animal Housing Systems
Water Quality Strategy
Soil Resources
Forage Crop and Pasture Management
Introduction to Grassland Ecology and Management
Range Management and Improvement
Great Plains Ecosystem
Credit Hours Subtotal: 27
Natural Sciences
Chemistry
Select from either of the following two chemistry series: 18-12
Series I:
Chemistry in Context I
General Chemistry I
Chemistry in Context II
Series II:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Select one of the following:3-4
Microbiology
Principles and Prevention of Livestock Diseases
The Biology of Microorganisms
Credit Hours Subtotal: 11-12
Business Courses
AECN 201Farm and Ranch Management4
AECN 235Introduction to Commodity Marketing3
Select one additional business course of the following:3
Legal Aspects in Agriculture
Resource and Environmental Economics I
Farm Accounting, Analysis, and Tax Management
Marketing of Agricultural Commodities
Grain Merchandising
Policy Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Natural Resource and Environmental Law
Advanced Agricultural Marketing Management
Credit Hours Subtotal: 10
Total ASCI Core Requirements
Complete requirements57-62
Credit Hours Subtotal: 62
Option Requirements
Complete requirements48-54
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Free Electives
Select 4-15 credits4-15
Credit Hours Subtotal: 10
Total Credit Hours120-121
1

Chemistry Series I does not provide adequate preparation for advanced chemistry or graduate school within the life sciences. If you desire this advanced training, Series II is recommended.

Veterinary Animal Sciences Option

This option is designed for students planning a career in veterinary medicine, and provides for completion of the pre-veterinary course requirements for application to the joint University of Nebraska/Iowa State University program for the doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree. However, it can easily be adapted to meet specific requirements for other colleges of veterinary medicine. Courses in animal management, nutrition, physiology and related areas complement the foundational science courses and provide a comprehensive background for careers in veterinary medicine. Completion of the option also provides excellent preparation for graduate study or other professional programs in the biological sciences. Students admitted to veterinary college after three years of undergraduate study may earn a bachelor of science degree through a 3+2 program (three years of undergraduate study plus two years of veterinary school).
 

Departmental Requirements
ASCI 210Animal Products3
or ASCI 315 Animal Growth and Development
ASCI 340Animal Physiological Systems4
ASCI 341Physiology and Management of Reproduction4
Select one of the following:3
Animal Management
Introduction to Companion Animals
Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management
Basic Swine Science
and Swine Breeding & Gestation
Swine Farrowing Management
Swine Nursery Management
Employee Management for Swine Industry
Swine Environment Management
Select 3 credits of additional ASCI or VBMS 400-level courses 13
Credit Hours Subtotal: 17
Natural Sciences
CHEM 109General Chemistry I4
CHEM 110General Chemistry II4
CHEM 251
CHEM 253
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 252Organic Chemistry II3
Select one of the following:3
Elements of Biochemistry
Structure and Metabolism
Organismic Biology
LIFE 121
LIFE 121L
Fundamentals of Biology II
and Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOS 312
BIOS 314
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
PHYS 141Elementary General Physics I 25
Credit Hours Subtotal: 26
Business Courses
Select one course from the "Business Courses" category listed in the Animal Science Business Option.3
NOTE: Two writing courses (6 cr) and one oral communications course (3 cr) are required. Communications elective must be a writing course. Select appropriate course from listing given under "Core Requirements."0
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Total ASCI Core Requirements
Complete requirements62
Credit Hours Subtotal: 62
Option Requirements
Complete requirements46
Credit Hours Subtotal: 0
Free Electives
Select 12 credits12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours120
1

Excluding ASCI 496 Independent Study in Animal Science and VBMS 496 Independent Study in Veterinary Science.

2

From the core curriculum-math & physics (students MUST take PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I)

PHYS 141 is a required course for admittance to most colleges of veterinary medicine, including the ISU CVM. Although PHYS 142 Elementary General Physics II is not required for admission to the ISU CVM, it is required by other colleges of veterinary medicine including KSU

Additional Major Requirements

Animal science requirements are the same as outlined for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Requirements for Minor Offered By Department

Animal Science Minor (18 credits)

Requirements for Minor
Select one ASCI course at 100-level of the following:3
Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry 1
Introductory Companion Animal Biology 1
ASCI 240Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 14
Select one animal management 200-level course of the following:2-3
Animal Management
Introduction to Companion Animals
Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management
Basic Swine Science 1
Select one additional 200-level course of the following:2-3
Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Animal Products 1
Meat Specifications and Procurement 1
Basic Equitation
Companion Animal Behavior 1
Select 5-7 credits of ASCI courses at 300/400 level of the following: 25-7
2 credits from experiential learning courses may be used.
Fresh Meats 1
Companion Animal Nutrition 1
Equine Nutrition 1
Equine Reproduction 1
Swine Breeding & Gestation 1
Swine Farrowing Management 1
Swine Nursery Management 1
Employee Management for Swine Industry 1
Swine Environment Management 1
Animal Welfare 1
Advanced Feeding and Feed Formulation 1
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
Total Credit Hours18
1

Available online courses for those wishing to complete the minor online.

2

Independent study courses, ASCI 399 Independent Study in Animal Science and ASCI 496 Independent Study in Animal Science are excluded.

Animal Science Minor (12 credits)

12 credits of ASCI courses above 300 level—excluding ASCI 399 Independent Study in Animal Science and ASCI 496 Independent Study in Animal Science

Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars (NBIS) Minor (19-21 credits)

The Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars minor is designed to develop graduates to become future leaders of the beef industry as they will:
 

  • Understand issues that affect beef production and have the ability to develop solutions to beef industry problems.
  • Understand interactions of the animal, plant, and social sciences affecting beef production and management.
  • Develop a unique network with leaders of the beef industry.
  • Have exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Have exceptional leadership skills.
  • Have outstanding technical knowledge in at least one area of expertixe (beef production economics, beef feedlot engineering, live beef animal and carcass evaluation, beef nutrition, beef animal physiology, meat science, genetic improvement of beef cattle, beef products, pre-veterinary animal science, range and forage science...)

The NBIS minor is inherently multidisciplinary and actively engages faculty from Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, and Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication (ALEC).

NBIS Minor Requirements

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all minor related course work must be obtained in order to complete the minor.
 

Total Requirements
ASCI 181Beef Industry Scholars - Freshman Seminar1
ASCI 281Beef Industry Scholars - Issues1
AECN 235Introduction to Commodity Marketing3
ASCI 311EBeef Industry Study Tour2
ALEC 350Agriculture, the Environment & Science in the Media3
ASCI 381Beef Industry Scholars - Practicum1
ASCI 481Beef Industry Scholars - Beef Summit1
ASCI 482 / AECN 482Beef Industry Scholars - National Beef Industry Policy1
Select 2 credits of internship experience of the following:2
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences - Industry Experiences
Extension and Service Experiences
Internship Experience in Grazing Livestock Systems
Internship in Agricultural and Public Policy
Select two elective courses of the following:4-6
Fresh Meats
Animal Welfare
Beef Cow-Calf Management
Beef Feedlot Management
Credit Hours Subtotal: 19-21
Total Credit Hours19-21
ASCI95
Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar

Prerequisites: Animal Science Major

Description: The Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar provides Animal Science majors an opportunity to interact with Animal Science Faculty and other Animal Science students in an encouraging and supportive environment during their first semester in the major. Weekly topics will include discussions with Animal Science faculty, academic success resources, intrapersonal and leadership development and academic and co-curricular planning. The course is required for all Animal Science majors regardless of when the major is declared.

Course details
Credit Hours:0
Max credits per semester:
Max credits per degree:
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Introductory

Credit Hours:0

ACE:

ASCI100
Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry

Description: Overview of the industries in animal science; fundamentals of animal biology related to their application in those industries; and trends and current issues related to production and consumption of animal products important for human welfare.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 100L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI100L
Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry Laboratory

Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in ASCI 100

Description: Introductory animal science laboratory designed to introduce basic principles of animal biology and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI101
Introduction to Animal Sciences

Description: Survey of careers, internships, skills and information resources for students interested in animal sciences, animal health and veterinary medicine. General skills and information for success in college.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI107
Introduction to the Companion Animal Food IndustryCrosslisted with FDST 107

Description: The companion animal food industry, products, processes, and career opportunities.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI150
Animal Production Skills

Description: Introductory course in skills related to proper care and management of production animals. Laboratory sessions develop fundamental skills of animal husbandry.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI151
Introductory Companion Animal Biology

Description: Domestication, anatomy, care, nutrition, reproduction and welfare of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other companion animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI171
Human-Companion Animal Interactions

Description: Roles of companion animals in society (therapy, research, and entertainment). The responsibilities of humans in these relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI181
Beef Industry Scholars - Freshman Seminar

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars (NBIS) program.

ASCI 181 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Introduction to the Nebraska and United States beef industry. Discussion of issues by invited beef industry leaders and on-site visits of industry organizations.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 281

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI200
Animal and Carcass Evaluation

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Comparative evaluation of animals and their carcasses and products. Basic animal growth and development and the characteristics of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry that determine carcass value. Federal and industry product standards. Introduction of economic selection objectives, measurements of animal performance, use of performance records to estimate genetic value and application of procedures of genetic evaluation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI201
Professional Development for Careers in Animal Science

Prerequisites: ASCI 100 and Sophomore Standing

Description: The course is designed for Animal Science majors to further develop the following: 1.) Critical thinking and problem solving skills as individuals and in groups, 2.) Ability to identify potential careers related to animals, 3.) Animal related career development goals and experiential learning plans, 4.) Ethics and values associated with animal related careers and 5.) A senior capstone project proposal.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI210
Animal Products

Prerequisites: ASCI 100.

Description: Knowledge of edible animal products with particular emphasis to meat products from livestock and poultry. Includes all aspects of the meat industry from slaughter to consumption. Methods of slaughter and fabrication, conversion of muscle to meat, processing techniques, preservation and storage, and consumer related topics discussed and demonstrated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI213
Meat Specifications and ProcurementCrosslisted with NUTR 213

ASCI/NUTR 213 is for those students who have an interest in a career in Culinary Science, Meat Science, and/or Dietetics.

Description: Selecting and purchasing meat for the hotel, restaurant, institutional industry, and the retail markets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI240
Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 or equivalent and CHEM 105 or equivalent

Description: Fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 315; ASCI 320; ASCI 341; VBMS 303; VBMS 403; VBMS 410

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASCI250
Animal Management

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Principles of managing animals in typical production systems. Basics of managing beef, dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine through the life cycle for economic and efficient production.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 485

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI251
Introduction to Companion Animals

Prerequisites: ASCI 100 or 3 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Overview of pets, their care, nutrition, reproduction behavior, and health issues; exploration of other ways in which these animals can be used (e.g., in therapy, teaching).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI252
Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management

Description: Provides an introduction to the equine industry including history and basic biology of the horse, proper care and acceptable management procedures, and current issues. An overview of basic equine anatomy and physiology will be discussed as it relates to managerial principles associated with proper hoof care, disease prevention, breeding and genetics, nutritional management, reproduction, and animal welfare.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI254
Basic Swine Science

Description: Basic disciplines and concepts involved in swine production including: industry structure, trends and statistics; production phases and building; genetic improvement; reproduction; nutrition; health and bio-security; nutrient management; marketing and meat quality; and career opportunities in the swine industry. This course is taught by Iowa State University as part of the GPIDEA/Ag*IDEA course offerings, Registration with permission from your adviser and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI260
Basic Equitation

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Study and application of basic equitation principles for the novice rider. Review of fundamental horse safety and horsemanship to include handling, grooming, equipping, riding western or English, and the relationship of riding to physical and mental well-being. Development of balanced seat, hands and posture at all the natural gaits of the horse. Emphasis will be on control of the horse through the use of the primary and secondary aids. Welfare and communication considerations in order to have effective horse-human relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI271
Companion Animal Behavior

Prerequisites: ASCI 100 or 251 or course into introductory biology.

Description: Companion animal behavior. Application of behavior principles to describe normal and problem behaviors of common companion animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI281
Beef Industry Scholars - Issues

Prerequisites: ASCI 181

Letter grade only

Description: Nebraska beef industry and supporting organizations (the Nebraska Cattlemen and the Nebraska Beef Council). Tours, attending meetings, and discussion of issues by invited beef industry leaders.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 311E

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI300A
Principles of Meat Evaluation, Grading and Judging

Prerequisites: ASCI 200.

Description: Comparative evaluation of meat characteristics of beef carcasses, beef primal cuts, pork carcasses, pork primal cuts, and lamb carcasses. Federal grade standards for beef carcass and application of USDA Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI300B
Principles of Livestock Evaluation and Judging

Prerequisites: Junior standing. ASCI 200 recommended.

Opportunity to become members of the University of Nebraska Livestock Judging Team.

Description: Principles of livestock judging and presentation of oral reasons. Evaluation of body structure and composition differences in breeding and market livestock as related to their use in meat production. Live animal, performance records, genetic evaluations, and breeding livestock scenarios evaluated. Presentation of oral reasons to defend selection decisions.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI300D
Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation

Prerequisites: ASCI 300B or permission.

The University of Nebraska Meat Animal Evaluation Team will be selected from students in this course.

Description: Further expertise in breeding animal, market animal, and carcass evaluation. Live animal and carcass grading and pricing.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI300E
Principles of Horse Evaluation and Judging

Prerequisites: Junior standing recommended.

A student enrolled in ASCI 300E will have an opportunity to become a member of the University of Nebraska Horse Judging Team.

Description: Conformation associated with equine structural form and performance standards. Evaluation of performance classes as governed by breed association standards and industry regulations. Presentation of oral reasons to defend selection decisions.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI310
Fresh Meats

Prerequisites: ASCI 210 or permission.

Description: Fresh meat from beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. Characteristics of muscle, meat technology, preservation, merchandising concepts, and markets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI311A
Equine Industry Study Tour

Description: Study tour of livestock and/or meat/food processors. Provide an understanding of the industry's operations and problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI311B
Meat Industry Study Tour

Description: Study tour of livestock and/or meat/food processors. Provide an understanding of the industry's operations and problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI311D
Pork Industry Study Tour

Description: Study tour of livestock and/or meat/food processors. Provide an understanding of the industry's operations and problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI311E
Beef Industry Study Tour

Prerequisites: ASCI 281

Supplements to the class include invited speakers. A summer tour is required. Letter grade only

Description: Identify beef cattle related enterprises that represent the breadth of the cattle industry. Prioritize these enterprises as candidates for inclusion in the summer tour.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 381

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI315
Animal Growth and Development

Prerequisites: ASCI 240

Description: Provide insight into the growth and development of the structural tissues in animals. The physiological, genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors that can affect growth and development of animals will be discussed in terms of both livestock and domestic animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI320
Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Prerequisites: ASCI 240 or equivalent, CHEM 106 or equivalent

Description: Fundamentals of nutrition and feeding of domestic livestock, nutrients and nutrient requirements, characteristics of feedstuffs, methods of feeding, and the feed industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 450; ASCI 455; ASCI 457

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI321
Companion Animal Nutrition

Prerequisites: ASCI 320 or equivalent.

Description: Digestive anatomy and physiology of companion animals including dogs, cats, small mammals, and exotic species. Unique nutrient requirements, pet food formulation, and regulations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI322
Equine Nutrition

Description: Equine nutrition including digestive anatomy and physiology. Nutritional requirements of horses as related to growth, reproduction, and performance. The relationship of nutrition to disease and environment. Management practices and application of current equine nutritional research.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI330
Animal Breeding

Prerequisites: AGRO 215 or BIOS 206; STAT 218 or equivalent

Description: Principles of animal breeding and their application to livestock improvement. Material includes explanations of genetic variation as a cause of variation in animal performance, characterization of the effects of selection, inbreeding and crossbreed-ing, and application of these procedures to development of breeding programs to improve efficiency of production.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 450; ASCI 455

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASCI340
Animal Physiological Systems

Prerequisites: LIFE 120/121, CHEM 109/110, MATH 102

Description: A comprehensive look at the major physiological systems that comprise the mammalian body. Anatomical organization and functionality of the nervous system, muscle, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, reproductive system, endocrine system, and immune system. Labs offer hands-on learning experiences through dissections, clinical demonstrations, and interactive multimedia.

This course is a prerequisite for: VBMS 410

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASCI341
Physiology and Management of Reproduction

Prerequisites: ASCI 240

Description: Comparative anatomy and physiology of reproduction in domestic animals. Endocrine regulation of reproductive function, patterns of reproduction, economic consequences of sub-optimal reproductive performance, environmental influences on reproductive efficiency, application of selected techniques for controlling reproduction. Laboratory provides application of techniques used in reproductive management.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 450; ASCI 455

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ASCI342
Equine Reproduction

Prerequisites: ASCI 240 or equivalent. ASCI 341 recommended.

Description: Anatomy and physiology of stallion and mare reproductive systems. Estrous detection systems, artificial and natural breeding techniques, infertility, semen collection and processing, reproductive management, and record keeping.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI343
Meat CulinologyTMIII: Foodservice ApplicationsCrosslisted with NUTR 343

Prerequisites: ASCI/NUTR 210 or ASCI/NUTR 213 or ASCI/NUTR 310.

Description: Cookery principles and methods role in maintaining meat yield and quality characteristics. Cookery techniques to maximize guest satisfaction and insure foodservice and/or restaurant financial integrity. Flavor enhancement and cookery technology application in center of the plate concept development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI354A
Swine Breeding & Gestation

Description: Concepts related to: reproductive physiology and endocrinology of boars and sows; genetic selection programs; development programs for future replacement gilts and boars; semen collection, evaluation, and preparation; detection of estrus and artificial insemination; pregnancy diagnosis; feeding and house programs for gestating sows; environmental management; records; diseases; and development of quality assurance programs for identifying and solving reproductive problems. This course is taught by North Carolina State University and is part of the GPIDEA/AgIDEA courses offerings. Registration with permission from your advisor and CASNR Online Education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI354B
Swine Farrowing Management

Description: Advanced integration and application of reproductive management concepts during farrowing and lactation. Identification of production trends; formulation of strategies to improve productivity; and parturition and neonatal management. This course is taught by the University of Missouri and is part of the GPIDEA/AgIDEA course offerings. Registration with permission from your advisor and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI354D
Swine Nursery Management

Description: Overview of the critical management, housing, and financial considerations relevant to the successful operation of a swine nursery, grow-finish, or wean to finish enterprise, including: nutrient requirements; building and facility management; and marketing. This course is taught by Penn State as part of the GPIDEA/Ag*IDEA course offerings. Registration with permission from your advisor and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI354E
Employee Management for Swine Industry

Description: Effective employee management in swine production units. Assist students in understanding the principles, policies, and practices related to procurement, development, maintenance, and utilization of employees. This course is taught by Virginia Tech University and is part of the GPIDEA/AgIDEA consortium. Registration is with permission from your advisor and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI354F
Swine Environment Management

Description: Response of swine to thermal environment, ventilation system design and analysis, heating and cooling systems and examples of various designs for all phases of production. Trouble shooting ventilation systems and energy analysis of production units. This course is taught by Iowa State University as part of the GPIDEA/AgIDEA consortium. Registration with permission from your adviser and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI360
Advanced Equitation

Prerequisites: Junior standing, ASCI 260 and/or permission.

Description: Study and application of maneuvers basic to performance excellence. Assigned student mounts expected to show satisfactory progress toward standards of excellence in Western and English performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI361
Equestrian Team Horsemanship/Equitation

Description: Application of equestrian horsemanship and equitation skills through practices and horsemanship competitions in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. May be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI370
Animal Welfare

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.

Description: In-depth exploration of the issues involved in animal use. The historical, biological, ethical, and social aspects of human/animal interactions in Western culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI381
Beef Industry Scholars - Practicum

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars (NBIS) program; ASCI 311E, ALEC 417

Description: Financial risk management, beef processing, animal health, and related emerging issues.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 481

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI395A
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences - Industry Experiences

Description: Extension and application of the animal science curriculum within the context of industry (e.g., internship), extension and service, research, or teaching experience.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 482, AECN 482

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ASCI395B
Extension and Service Experiences

Description: Extension and application of the animal science curriculum within the context of industry (e.g., internship), extension and service, research, or teaching experience. A faculty adviser for the area of interest must be identified prior to registering for the course.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 482, AECN 482

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ASCI395D
Research Experiences

Description: Extension and application of the animal science curriculum within the context of industry (e.g., internship), extension and service, research, or teaching experience. A faculty adviser for the area of interest must be identified prior to registering for the course.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ASCI395E
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences - Undergraduate Teaching Experience

Description: Extension and application of the animal science curriculum within the context of industry (e.g., internship), extension and service, research, or teaching experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ASCI399
Independent Study in Animal Science

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

ASCI400A
Advanced Meat Grading and Evaluation

Prerequisites: ASCI 300A.

Description: Comparative evaluation of the meat characteristics of beef, pork, and lamb that affect product merit and the scientific basis of the factors that influence the relative value. Federal meat grades and their application, industry grading system and their application, and application of Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications. Application of the above topics, as well as critical decision making and written justification of meat product merit, practiced in-depth.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI400B
Advanced Livestock Evaluation and Judging

Prerequisites: ASCI 300B or equivalent experience.

The University of Nebraska Senior Livestock Judging Team will be selected from students in this course.

Description: Livestock judging and evaluation applying principles learned in ASCI 300B. Field trips to commercial and purebred livestock operations and exhibitions. Network with producers to learn varied livestock production philosophies. Develop a proficiency in brief, concise oral presentation of reasons for making a decision.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI400E
Advanced Horse Evaluation and Judging

Prerequisites: ASCI 300E or equivalent, recommended.

The University Horse Judging Team is selected from students enrolled in ASCI 400E. Field trips are a major component of the course.

Description: Advanced horse judging and analysis. Evaluate conformation and score multiple performance events. The development and presentation of concise oral reasons to defend placing decisions.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI410
Processed MeatsCrosslisted with ASCI 810

Prerequisites: ASCI 210 or equivalent. Junior standing or permission.

3 cr II classroom. 3 cr I, II, III web.

Description: ASCI 485 is for majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with an interest in careers in livestock production units, the meat industry, or related agribusiness.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI411
HACCP and Food Safety Systems for the Food Industry

Prerequisites: An understanding of food production and processing operations. Recommended: ASCI 310, 410, and FDST 205; or NUTR 343.

Description: Principles, implementation, sanitation, and standard operating procedures that function to support the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System. Food safety hazards and their relationship to food borne illness in the meat and food industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI419
Meat InvestigationsCrosslisted with ASCI 819, FDST 419, FDST 819

Prerequisites: ASCI 210 or permission.

Description: Conduct independent research and study meat industry problems in processing, production, storage, and preparation of meat and meat products.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ASCI421
Advanced Animal NutritionCrosslisted with ASCI 821

Prerequisites: ASCI 320.

Description: Advanced course dealing with the nutrition of domestic animals. In-depth coverage of nutrients, nutrient metabolism, and nutrient requirements. Biochemical and physiological functions of nutrients in life processes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI422
Advanced Feeding and Feed FormulationCrosslisted with ASCI 822

Prerequisites: ASCI 320 or equivalent.

Description: Feeding practices for domestic animals. Applied animal nutrition and feed formulation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI431
Advanced Animal BreedingCrosslisted with ASCI 831

Prerequisites: ASCI 330.

Description: Application of genetic principles to animal breeding. Critical examination of current and potential selection programs and crossbreeding systems. Determination of performance objectives. Expected responses to selection methods and dissemination of improvement in an industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI432
Genome AnalysisCrosslisted with ASCI 832

Prerequisites: AGRO 215 and BIOC 321 or equivalent

Description: Theoretical and practical aspects of: structure and function of eukaryotic genomes; genome sequencing and assembling, polymorphism and isoform detection and genotyping; gene and genome annotation; strategies used to identify genetic variants responsible for phenotypic differences; and personalized genomics, social and ethical aspects associated with genomic information.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI441
New Techniques in Reproductive BiologyCrosslisted with ASCI 841

Prerequisites: ASCI 341 or equivalent.

Description: Mammalian early embryonic development. Basic aspects of embryology and development biology. Modern technologies in animal reproductive biology, in vitro maturation and fertilization, embryo transfer, cloning, assisted reproductive technologies, transgenic animals, and embryonic stem cells.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI442
EndocrinologyCrosslisted with ASCI 842, BIOS 442, BIOS 842, VBMS 842

Prerequisites: A course in vertebrate physiology and/or biochemistry.

Description: Mammalian endocrine glands from the standpoint of their structure, their physiological function in relation to the organism, the chemical nature and mechanisms of action of their secretory products, and the nature of anomalies manifested with their dysfunction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI443
Physiology of Animal Cells and TissuesCrosslisted with ASCI 843

Description: Molecular, cellular, and tissue dependent functions of neurons, skeletal and smooth muscle, vasculature, and immune cells. Cellular regulation of important physiological processes including blood flow, gas exchange, inorganic solute homeostasis, acid-base balance, water balance, appetite control, and thermal regulation will also be studied. Understand cellular and molecular processes that ensure homeostasis and promote integration of physiological systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI450
Horse Management

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission; ASCI 320, ASCI 330 or ASCI 341

Description: Light horse production. Nutrition, reproduction, management, housing, and principle usage of light horses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI451
Livestock Management on Range and PastureCrosslisted with AGRO 445, AGRO 845, ASCI 851, RNGE 445

Prerequisites: ASCI 250 and AGRO 240 or 340; AECN 201 recommended.

Description: Analyzing the plant and animal resources and economic aspects of pasturage. Management of pasture and range for continued high production emphasized.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ASCI453
Dairy ManagementCrosslisted with ASCI 453H

Prerequisites: Senior standing and ASCI 250, or permission. ASCI 240, 320 and 330 recommended.

Description: Management of a dairy enterprise for efficient production of a quality product. Emphasis on specific problems in breeding, feeding, reproduction, facilities, herd health, and in harvesting and marketing of milk and related economic considerations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI453H
Dairy ManagementCrosslisted with ASCI 453

Prerequisites: Senior standing and ASCI 250, or permission. ASCI 240, 320 and 330 recommended.

Description: Management of a dairy enterprise for efficient production of a quality product. Emphasis on specific problems in breeding, feeding, reproduction, facilities, herd health, and in harvesting and marketing of milk and related economic considerations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI455
Beef Cow-Calf Management

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission; ASCI 320; ASCI 330 or 341

Description: Integrated management specific to the beef cow-calf enterprise necessary to achieve biologic and economic efficiency.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI456
Beef Cattle Merchandising

Prerequisites: Senior standing. ASCI 300B and 330 recommended.

Students enrolled in ASCI 456 are responsible for planning and conducting the annual UNL bull sale.

Description: Develop skills to merchandise breeding cattle including advertising, genetic and phenotype selection, data collection, and conducting a bull sale.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI457
Beef Feedlot Management

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission; ASCI 320

Description: Advanced preparation in the feeding of cattle for slaughter. Emphasis on the nutrition and management of feedlot cattle and related health and economic considerations. Covers the beef enterprise from weaning to market and relates closely to beef cow-calf production.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI481
Beef Industry Scholars - Beef Summit

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars (NBIS) program; ASCI 381

ASCI 481 requires working with the Nebraska Cattlemen and the instructor to develop the summit. Letter grade only

Description: Identification of a major issue confronting the Nebraska beef industry. Organize a Nebraska summit meeting to discuss and bring the identified issue to resolution.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 482, AECN 482

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI482
Beef Industry Scholars - National Beef Industry PolicyCrosslisted with AECN 482

Prerequisites: ASCI 481; ASCI 395A or ASCI 395B

ASCI 482 requires attending the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) annual convention and then, communicating the new policy and issues to local organizations and undergraduate student groups. Letter grade only.

Description: Discuss and dissect issues from the NCBA convention researching the pros and cons of current and proposed policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI485
Animal Systems Analysis

Prerequisites: Senior standing; ASCI 250; AECN 201; or permission

ASCI 485 is for majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with an interest in careers in livestock production units, the meat industry, or related agribusiness.

Description: Goal setting, information gathering, and application of problem solving methods in animal science. Develops ability to analyze and solve problems in all segments of animal science by integration of information from all pertinent disciplines and sources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ASCI486
Animal Biological Systems

Prerequisites: ASCI 210, 240 and 320; AGRO 215 or BIOS 205.

Capstone course. ASCI 486 is for seniors with an interest in careers involving animal science disciplines, animal biology, and related fields.

Description: How to integrate information from the animal science disciplines to understanding animals as biological systems. The processes of growth, adaptation, and lactation. Analyzing the interrelationship of each discipline within animal production. Using case studies, scenarios, and problem solving assignments to examine how alterations in nutrition and metabolism, genetic makeup, endocrine profile and/or the environment impact or effect the animal as a whole.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ASCI490A
Animal Science Internship - Beef Feedlot Management

Prerequisites: ACCT 201; AECN 325 and 452; ASCI 422 and 457; and permission.

Description: Management internship in a beef feedlot. Organizational and financial structure of the beef feedlot and experience in making decisions related to: animal production, marketing, business management, and personnel management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ASCI491
Animal Science Seminar

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Student-led discussion of selected current topics significant to the livestock, poultry, and meat industry. Concerns and issues of society as they relate to local, national, and international animal agriculture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI496
Independent Study in Animal ScienceCrosslisted with ASCI 896

Prerequisites: 12 hrs animal science or closely related areas and permission.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under the supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

ASCI499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission; AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


animal science - animal biology & biotechnology

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14 HR TERM 1
ACE 4 Life Science
4hr

Animal Science Core
4hr

Animal Sci OrientationCritical
complete ASCI95#
0hr
ASCI 95 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed in the first term of enrollment.

College Course/ACE 10
complete SCIL 101
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.
15 HR TERM 2
ACE 2 Oral Comm

ACE 1 Written

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Chemistry/Microbiology
4hr

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 102
2hr
MATH 102 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed in the second term of enrollment.
14 HR TERM 3
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 340, ASCI 210
7hr

Chemistry/Microbiology
complete CHEM 109
4hr
CHEM 109 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.
15 HR TERM 4
Genetics
complete AGRO 215
4hr

Chemistry/Microbiology
complete CHEM 110
4hr

ACE 6 Economics
complete 1 from AECN 141, ECON 211, ECON 212
3hr

Professional DevelopmentCritical
complete ASCI 201
1hr
ASCI 201 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
17 HR TERM 5
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 341
4hr

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 330
4hr

Chemistry/Microbiology
complete CHEM 251, CHEM 253
4hr

Animal/Meat Eval Exp
Recommended to take an Experiential Learning course this term.

Comm/Interpersonal Skills
15 HR TERM 6
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 320
3hr

Intern/Ext/Researc/Teach
Recommended to take an Experiential Learning course this term.

Chemistry/Microbiology
7hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
16 HR TERM 7
College Course/ACE 10
complete ASCI 486
3hr

Adv Animal Science

ASCI/VBMS 400 Level
complete Any Animal Science Course at the 400 Level, Any Veterinary Science Course at the 400 Level
6hr

Supporting Business
16 HR TERM 8
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 491
1hr

ASCI/VBMS 400 Level
complete either Any Animal Science Course at the 400 Level or Any Veterinary Science Course at the 400 Level
8hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete PHYS 141
5hr

Electives
complete Any Course
2hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***


animal science - business & communications

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
16 HR TERM 1
College Course/ACE 10
complete SCIL 101
3hr

Animal Science Core
4hr

ACE 4 Life Science
4hr

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 102
2hr
MATH 102 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Animal Sci OrientationCritical
complete ASCI95#
0hr
ASCI 95 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed in the first term of enrollment.
15 HR TERM 2
ACE 6 Economics
complete 1 from AECN 141, ECON 211, ECON 212
3hr

ACE 3 Mathematics
complete STAT 218
3hr

ACE 1 Written

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 210
3hr
14 HR TERM 3
Intro Animal Science
complete either ASCI 251 or ASCI 252
3hr

ACE 4 ChemistryCritical
complete either CHEM 109 or CHEM 105
4hr
CHEM 109 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Electives
complete Any Course
4hr

Accounting
complete ACCT 200
3hr
16 HR TERM 4
Genetics
complete either AGRO 215 or BIOS 206
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 110
4hr
CHEM 106 is also acceptable this term.

ACE 2 Oral Comm

Professional DevelopmentCritical
complete ASCI 201
1hr
ASCI 201 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 240
4hr
16 HR TERM 5
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 341
4hr

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 330
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 251, CHEM 253
4hr

Industry Study Tours
Recommended to take an Experiential Learning course this term.

Communications Leadership
complete either ALEC 202 or MNGT 311
3hr
13 HR TERM 8
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***


animal science - companion animal science

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
16 HR TERM 1
College Course/ACE 10
complete SCIL 101
3hr

Animal Science Core
complete either ASCI 100 or ASCI 100L
4hr

ACE 4 Life Science
4hr

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 102
2hr
MATH 102 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Animal Sci OrientationCritical
complete ASCI95#
0hr
ASCI 95 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed in the first term of enrollment.
16 HR TERM 2
ACE 6 Economics
complete 1 from AECN 141, ECON 211, ECON 212
3hr

ACE 3 Mathematics
complete STAT 218
3hr

ACE 1 Written

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 requirement this term.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete MSYM 109
4hr
16 HR TERM 3
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 251
3hr

ACE 4 ChemistryCritical
complete either CHEM 105 or CHEM 109
4hr
CHEM 109 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr

ACE 2 Oral Comm

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.
16 HR TERM 4
Companion Animal Elect

Genetics
complete either AGRO 215 or BIOS 206
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 110
4hr
CHEM 106 is also acceptable this term.

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 240
4hr

Professional DevelopmentCritical
complete ASCI 201
1hr
ASCI 201 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth semester of enrollment.
17 HR TERM 5
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 341
4hr

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 330
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 251, CHEM 253
4hr

Industry Study Tours
Recommended to take an Experiential Learning course this term.

Supporting Business
14 HR TERM 6
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 320
3hr

Companion Animal Elect

Microbiology
complete either BIOS 312 or VBMS 303
3hr

Animal/Meat Eval Exp
Recommended to take an Experiential Learning course this term.

Comm/Interpersonal Skills
12 HR TERM 7
Companion Animal Elect

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 requirement this term.
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***


animal science - equine science

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
16 HR TERM 1
College Course/ACE 10
complete SCIL 101
3hr

Animal Science Core
4hr

ACE 4 Life Science
4hr

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 102
2hr
MATH 102 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Animal Sci OrientationCritical
complete ASCI95#
0hr
ASCI 95 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed in the first term of enrollment.
16 HR TERM 2
ACE 6 Economics
complete 1 from AECN 141, ECON 211, ECON 212
3hr

ACE 3 Mathematics
complete STAT 218
3hr

ACE 1 Written

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete MSYM 109
4hr
16 HR TERM 3
Animal Science Core
complete either ASCI 260 or ASCI 360
2hr

Animal Management
complete ASCI 252
3hr

ACE 4 ChemistryCritical
complete either CHEM 105 or CHEM 109
4hr
CHEM 109 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by ther fourth term enrollment.

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Genetics
complete either AGRO 215 or BIOS 206
4hr
13 HR TERM 4
ACE 4 Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 110
4hr
CHEM 106 is also acceptable this term.

ACE 2 Oral Comm

Experiential Learning
complete ASCI 300E
2hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr

Professional DevelopmentCritical
complete ASCI 201
1hr
ACSI 201 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.
14 HR TERM 6
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 320
3hr

Animal Nutr Development
complete ASCI 322
3hr

Industry Study Tours
complete ASCI 311E
2hr

Comm/Interpersonal Skills

Microbiology
complete either BIOS 312 or VBMS 303
3hr
16 HR TERM 7
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 450
3hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 requirement this term.

Electives
complete Any Course
7hr

Animal Nutr Development
complete ASCI 271
3hr
15 HR TERM 8
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 491
1hr

Animal Nutr Development
complete ASCI 342
2hr

College Course/ACE 10
complete ASCI 485
3hr

Supporting Business

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***


animal science - food animal production & Mangement

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16 HR TERM 1
College Course/ACE 10
complete SCIL 101
3hr

Animal Science Core
4hr

ACE 4 Life Science
4hr

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 102
2hr
MATH 102 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Animal Sci Orientation
complete ASCI95#
0hr
ASCI 95 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed in the first term of enrollment.
15 HR TERM 2
ACE 6 Economics
complete 1 from AECN 141, ECON 211, ECON 212
3hr

ACE 3 Mathematics
complete STAT 218
3hr

ACE 1 Written

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Animal Science Reqd
complete ASCI 210
3hr
15 HR TERM 3
Animal Science Reqd
complete ASCI 200
3hr

ACE 4 ChemistryCritical
complete either CHEM 105 or CHEM 109
4hr
CHEM 109 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Supporting Business
complete AECN 201
4hr

Genetics
complete either AGRO 215 or BIOS 206
4hr
18 HR TERM 4
ACE 4 Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 110
4hr
CHEM 106 is also acceptable this term.

ACE 2 Oral Comm

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 240
4hr

Professional DevelopmentCritical
complete ASCI 201
4hr
ASCI 201 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.
14 HR TERM 5
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 341
4hr

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 330
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 251, CHEM 253
4hr

Intern/Ext/Researc/Teach
Recommended to take a Experiential Learning course this term.
14 HR TERM 6
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 320
3hr

Microbiology
complete VBMS 303
3hr

Industry Study Tours
Recommended to take a Experiential Learning course this term.

Comm/Interpersonal Skills

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
16 HR TERM 7
ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete MSYM 109
4hr

Supporting Business
complete AECN 325
3hr

Animal Science Mngt
complete ASCI 457
3hr

Supporting Courses

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 requirement this term.
15 HR TERM 8
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 491
1hr

Supporting Business
complete 1 from AECN 256, AECN 265, AECN 345, AECN 357
3hr

Animal Science Mngt
complete ASCI 455
2hr

College Course/ACE 10
complete ASCI 485
3hr

Supporting Courses

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***


animal science - meat science

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
13 HR TERM 1
College Course/ACE 10
complete SCIL 101
3hr

Animal Science Core
complete either ASCI 100 or ASCI 100L
4hr

ACE 4 Life Science
4hr

College Algebra Reqt
complete MATH 102
2hr
MATH 102 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

Animal Sci OrientationCritical
complete ASCI95#
NaNhr
ASCI 95 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed in the first term of enrollment.
16 HR TERM 2
ACE 6 Economics
complete 1 from AECN 141, ECON 211, ECON 212
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete MSYM 109, STAT 218
7hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

ACE 1 Written
17 HR TERM 3
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 210, ASCI 240
7hr

Comm/Interpersonal Skills

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

ACE 4 ChemistryCritical
complete CHEM 109
4hr
CHEM 109 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.
15 HR TERM 4
Genetics
complete either AGRO 215 or BIOS 206
4hr

ACE 4 Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 110
4hr

ACE 2 Oral Comm

ASCI/FDST Elective
complete either ASCI 200 or FDST 205
3hr

Professional DevelopmentCritical
complete ASCI 201
1hr
ASCI 201 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.
12 HR TERM 5
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 310
3hr

ACE 4 Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 251, CHEM 253
NaNhr

Animal/Meat Eval Exp
complete either ASCI 300A or ASCI 400A
2hr
Other acceptable Experiential Learning courses for this semester are ASCI 311B, 395A, or 419.

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 320, ASCI 330
7hr
14 HR TERM 6
Animal Science Core
complete 2 from ASCI 315, ASCI 341, ASCI 410
6hr
Complete either ASCI 315 or 341 and ASCI 410.

Microbiology
complete either BIOS 111 or BIOS 312
3hr

Intern/Ext/Researc/Teach
complete either ASCI 395A or ASCI 419
2hr
Other acceptable Experiential Learning courses for this semester are ASCI 300A or 400A.

Supporting Business
15 HR TERM 7
College Course/ACE 10
complete ASCI 486
3hr

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 411
3hr

ASCI/FDST Up Lvl Elect

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 requirement this term.
14 HR TERM 8
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 491
1hr

Supporting Business

Electives
complete Any Course
4hr

ASCI/FDST Elective
complete 1 from Any Animal Science Course at the 200 Level, Any Animal Science Course at the 300 Level, Any Animal Science Course at the 400 Level, Any Food Science & Technology Course at the 200 Level, Any Food Science & Technology Course at the 300 Level, Any Food Science & Technology Course at the 400 Level
3hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 requirement this term.
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***


animal science - veterinary animal sciences

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
College Course/ACE 10
complete SCIL 101
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Animal Science Core
4hr

ACE 4 Life Science
complete either LIFE 120 or LIFE 120L
4hr

Animal Sci OrientationCritical
complete ASCI95#
0hr
ASCI 95 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed in the first term of enrollment.
15 HR TERM 2
ACE 2 Oral Comm

ACE 1 Written

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Life Science
4hr

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 102
2hr
MATH 102 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.
13 HR TERM 3
ACE 4 ChemistryCritical
complete CHEM 109
4hr
CHEM 109 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr
Complete an ACE 5, 7, or 8 requirement this term.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 340
3hr
15 HR TERM 4
Genetics
complete AGRO 215
4hr

Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 110
4hr

ACE 6 Economics
complete 1 from AECN 141, ECON 211, ECON 212
3hr

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 210
3hr

Professional DevelopmentCritical
complete ASCI 201
1hr
ASCI 201 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.
17 HR TERM 5
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 341
4hr

Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 330
4hr

Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 251, CHEM 253
4hr

Intern/Ext/Researc/Teach
Recommended to take an Experiential Learning course this term.

Written/Oral Comm
14 HR TERM 6
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 320
3hr

Biochemistry
complete BIOC321#
3hr

Chemistry/Org Chem
complete CHEM 252
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr

Industry Study Tours
Recommended to take an Experiential Learning course this term.
16 HR TERM 7
College Course/ACE 10
complete ASCI 486
3hr

Microbiology/Lab
complete BIOS 312, BIOS 314
4hr

ASCI/VBMS 400 Level
complete Any Animal Science Course at the 400 Level, Any Veterinary Science Course at the 400 Level
6hr

Business Elective
18 HR TERM 8
Animal Science Core
complete ASCI 491
1hr

ASCI/VBMS 400 Level
complete Any Animal Science Course at the 400 Level, Any Veterinary Science Course at the 400 Level
6hr

Elem Gen Physics
complete PHYS 141
5hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Nutritionist, Dekalb Feeds - Ely IA
  • Pet Care Technician Manager, Nebraska Animal Medical Center - Lincoln NE
  • 4-H Extension Assistant, Nebraska Extension - Omaha NE
  • Operations Management Associate, Cargill Meat Solutions - Schuyler NE
  • Animal Behaviorist, Capital Humane Society - Lincoln NE

Internships

  • Beef Sales Intern, Cargill Meat Solutions - Witchita KS
  • Kentucky Equine Management Internship, Adena Springs - Paris KY
  • Intern, Henry Doorly Zoo - Omaha NE
  • Feedlot Intern, Rhea Cattle Co. - Arlington NE
  • Clydesdale Handler Intern, Anheuser-Busch - St. Louis MO

Grad Schools

  • Ruminant Nutrition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Professional Program of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Animal biology, University of CA-Davis - Davis CA
  • Masters in Conservation Medicine, Tufts University - Medford MA
  • Range Management Program, Texas Christian University - Fort Worth TX