Animal Science

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

Animal Science AAS degree allows students to explore the field of animal science with emphasis on livestock animals. Technological advances in the animal sciences have contributed to a safe, healthy, abundant, & inexpensive food supply.

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AGRG 1100 Intro to Agriculture 3
AGRG 1105 Agribusiness & Records 3
AGRG 1110 Intro to Animal Science 4
AGRG 1115 Intro to Agronomy 4
AGRG 1120 Intro to Food Products 4
ANSC 1200 Animal Evaluation 1
ANSC 2200 Animal Feeds/Nutrition 4
ANSC 2300 Animal Hlth/Disease 4
ANSC 2400 Livestock Management 3
ANSC 2950 Beef Production 4
ANSC 2960 Animal Anat & Phys 4
PAET 1100 Intro Precision Ag 3
BIOL 1111 Biological Prin I 4
BIOL 1131 Intro to Natural Resource 3
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
ENGL 1112 Composition II 3
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3
  G4: Math/Logical Elective ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3

Program Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
G4: Math/Logical Reasoning Electives
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3

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