Animal Sciences, Minor


Department of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education

Animal Sciences Minor Requirements

This program is designed for students in other majors who desire instruction in the various disciplines of animal science. Students may design a minor with an animal science adviser to best satisfy their interests.

Students must consult with a faculty adviser in the Animal Sciences Department to plan the minor. The adviser and department chair must approve the minor program before it can be certified by the college dean. It is then filed with the Evaluations Office and recorded on the transcript.

A Minor in Animal Sciences consists of a minimum of 21 units, 9 units of which must be upper division. The minor program of study must be designed from the following courses:

Select from: ASCI 1, ASCI 21, ASCI 31, ASCI 41, ASCI 51, ASCI 61, ASCI 71 (3-6 units)
Select from: ASCI 11, ASCI 35, ASCI 65 (3-6 units)
Select from: ASCI 101, ASCI 125, ASCI 135, ASCI 145, ASCI 155, ASCI 165 (9-10 units)
Select from: ASCI 121, ASCI 131, ASCI 151, ASCI 161, ASCI 171 (3 units)
Total (21-22 units)

Note: The Animal Sciences Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.

Advising Notes

  1. Complete an Animal Sciences Minor advising sheet with a faculty adviser for selection of courses.
  2. Courses in a major cannot be applied toward a minor unless designated as additional requirements.
  3. All courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade. CR/NC grading is not acceptable.
  4. A minor may be earned only at the time a student earns the first baccalaureate degree.

The Master of Science in Animal Science will be available in fall 2003 pending approval by the Chancellor's Office. Please contact the department office for additional information.


The faculty represent diverse specializations in the disciplines of animal science and teacher training. With doctoral degrees from many of the nation's most prestigious agricultural universities, the faculty have combined philosophies of undergraduate education, research, curriculum development, industry relations, and career placement into a unique program. Their experience allows for the combination of the practical and theoretical aspects of the animal sciences to provide an education second to none. Students select an adviser who assists in both academic and career planning on an individual basis. The faculty place a high priority on strong teacher-student relationships.

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