Animal Science (Minor)
To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!
The Department of Animal Science offers an undergraduate minor in Animal Science to all interested baccalaureate students. This minor is appropriate for (but not limited to) students majoring in Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Science, Agronomy, Food Science, Nutrition Science, Poultry Science, and Zoology. Students completing a minor in Animal Science will become familiar with animal production and with its related industries.
Students who plan to minor in Animal Science should contact Dr. Melissa Merrill for consultation and approval. Dr. Merrill can be reached at: 919.515.3028, Melissa_Merrill@ncsu.edu or in 342 Riddick Hall.
Certification must be submitted no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.
Dr. Melissa Merrill
342 Riddick Hall
SIS Code: 11ANM
- Minimum of 15 credit hours is required.
- A grade of ‘C-‘ or higher in each course.
- The program is flexible in order for students to be able to emphasize the discipline or species of their interest.
|Introduction to Animal Science|
or ANS 225
|Principles of Animal Nutrition|
|Introduction to Companion Animal Science 1|
or ANS 110
|Introduction to Equine Science|
|Physiology of Domestic Animals|
|Agricultural Biotechnology: Issues and Implications|
or ANS 240
|Swine Health and Biosecurity 2|
|Swine Breeding and Gestation Management 2|
|Farrowing Management 2|
|Swine Nursery and Finishing Management 2|
|Swine Environment Management 2|
|Swine Manure and Nutrient Management 2|
|Employee Management for the Swine Industry 2|
|Pork Export Markets from a Swine Production Perspective 2|
|Professional Development of PreVeterinary Track Students|
|Principles of Equine Evaluation|
|Dairy Cattle Evaluation|
|Muscle Foods and Eggs|
|Milk and Dairy Products|
|Laboratory Animal Science|
|Companion Animal Management|
|Beef Cattle Management|
|Dairy Cattle Management|
|Small Ruminant Management|
|Equine Breeding Farm Management|
|Management of Growing and Performance Horses|
|Feed Manufacturing Technology|
|Animal Genetic Improvement|
|Comparative Reproductive Physiology and Biotechnology|
|Physiology and Genetics of Growth and Development|
AgIdea course, offered online with additional tuition.