Minors and Certificates
A minor in Animal Science can be quite beneficial to students wanting to expand their job opportunities outside of their current major. Student minoring in animal science are given significant flexibility to meet their needs. Students may choose to take courses that give them a broad general understanding of the animal sciences or they may choose to focus on a particular aspect of animal sciences ranging from courses focusing on a specific specie to courses focusing on a specific discipline.
The requirements of the minor can be achieved by completing a minimum of 15 hours of credit with the ASI designation. A minimum of two courses (6-9 credits) must be at the 300 level or above. An additional two courses (6 credits) must be at the 500 level or above. The courses that comprise the minor will be determined by the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and the student.
Beef Cattle Ranch Management Certificate
This certificate program incorporates courses from several departments to create a multi-disciplinary learning experience focused on the practical application of scientific knowledge to beef cattle production, health and management issues.
Feedlot Management Certificate
This certificate program incorporates courses from several departments to create a multi-disciplinary learning experience focused on the practical application of scientific knowledge to feedlot health and management issues.
Meat Science Certificate
This certificate will allow the Animal Sciences and Industry department to better identify, advise, and prepare students for the numerous and various kinds of jobs in the Meat Processing Industry.
Equine Science Certificate
This certificate program is designed to increase the number of potential job opportunities in the equine industry to the student whose curricula does not include equine related courses. The program also provides the opportunity for pre-vet students to increase their equine knowledge and horse handling skills. In addition, it will allow students with horse experience to further enhance their knowledge in equine science for personal enrichment.