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Northwest Missouri State University


Dairy Farm Tour (Photo by Darren Whitley)

B.S. Animal Science

Courses have been selected to prepare the student in the areas dealing with the fundamentals of livestock production, including selection, breeding, feeding, marketing and general management. In addition to the course dealing with basic principles, a number of elective courses are offered which give the student the opportunity to choose courses more related to his or her special interests.

Degree Courses

B.S. Degree; minor required or collateral field

Suggested Four-Year Plans

Required Courses

  • Animal Science
  • Livestock Evaluation
  • Applied Futures Marketing
  • Meats
  • Principles of Animal Nutrition
  • Anatomy of Domestic Animals
  • Principles of Animal Breeding
  • Beef Production
  • Pork Production
  • Applied Animal Nutrition
  • Physiology of Domesticated Animals
  • Seminar
  • Genetics of Livestock Improvement

Collateral Field Courses

Choose 20 hours from the following

  • Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
  • Elementary Biochemistry and Laboratory
  • Accounting I
  • Managerial Communication
  • Principles of Management
  • General Zoology and Laboratory
  • Genetics
  • General Statistics

Directed General Education Requirements

  • General Chemistry and Laboratory
  • College Algebra

Career and Internship Opportunities