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College of Agriculture

BS in Animal Science

Overview

The Animal Science program prepares students for diverse careers involving all aspects of animal agriculture. Careers in animal production, allied industries, and pre-professional preparation for graduate study, are possible directions for students in this option. The option emphasizes science-based study of animal production, including nutrition, health, reproduction, genetics, and meat science. In addition, management level courses in several domestic animal species are offered. Students who pursue this option have the flexibility to follow one of several different areas of study that directly prepares them for their career goals.

Mission

The BS in Animal Science at California State University, Chico serves the region and state by providing high-quality learning environments that engage students in active, problem- based learning in integrated animal agriculture, conducting applied research and creative activities that serve our stakeholders, and public service to the region.

Goals & Objectives

  • Technically competent in their chosen field of agriculture and able to make sound judgments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the appropriate methodologies to solve analytical problems.
  • Capable of communicating clearly and concisely.
  • Aware of the complex interrelationships of natural and agricultural systems.
  • Have an international and domestic perspective of historical and current issues as applied to agriculture. Learning

Outcomes

  1. Technically competent in their chosen field of agriculture and able to make sound judgments.
    1. Demonstrate basic principles of animal nutrition
    2. Demonstrate basic principles of reproductive physiology
    3. Demonstrate basic principles of agricultural genetics
    4. Demonstrate basic principles of animal health and disease
    5. Demonstrate basic principles of meat science/food safety
    6. Demonstrate understanding of at least two domesticated species
    7. Demonstrate basic principles of agricultural business
    8. Demonstrate basic principles of plant science
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify the appropriate methodologies to solve analytical problems.
    1. Demonstrate the scientific method
    2. Demonstrate quantitative/analytical skills
    3. Knowledge of experimental design
  3. Capable of communicating clearly and concisely.
    1. Demonstrate effective verbal communication in AGRI/ANSC
    2. Demonstrate effective written communication in AGRI/ANSC
  4. Aware of the complex interrelationships of natural and agricultural systems.
    1. Be able to apply ecological principles to the management of agricultural systems
  5. Have an international and domestic perspective of historical and current issues as applied to agriculture.
    1. Have knowledge of a wide range of agricultural issues and problems such as environmental quality, food safety, and international competitiveness
    2. Identify ethical issues and appropriate solutions