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Animal & Biomedical Industries

Bachelor of Science

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Our curriculum embraces the idea that animal and human health are linked, and that to advance these fields, we must understand commerce, business, and science. Professors challenge you to apply these scientific and business principles within real-world contexts that strengthen your ability to create solutions and achieve success within these evolving, complex industries. Graduating with this one-of-a-kind degree sets you apart as a leader who understands both the science and business of animal and biomedical industries. You’ll be prepared to expertly and confidently grow your own business or help others navigate markets, consumer trends, and strategy. This impressive mix of skills prepares you to lead in a variety of management roles and career paths.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: https://acbs.cals.arizona.edu/degrees/major
Math Required:

Moderate

    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Moderate
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
Tier I General Education 3
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
First Semester Language Course 4
General Chemistry I 4
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Second Semester Language Course 4
ECOL 182R General Biology II Lecture 3
ECOL 182L General Biology II Lab 1
3rd Semester
Organic Chemistry I Lecture 3
Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
MCB 181R General Biology I Lecture 3
MCB 181RL General Biology I Lab 1
Statistics 3
ECON 200 Basic Econimic Issues 3
4th Semester
Organic Chemistry II Lecture 3
Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
MIC 205A General Microbiology Lecture 3
MIC 205L General Microbiology Lab 1
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
BIOC 384 3
ABI Major Elective 3
General Physics I Lecture 3
General Physics I Lab 1
Communications 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
ABI Major Elective 3
BIOC 385 3
General Physics II Lecture 3
General Physics II Lecture 1
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
ACBS 464A 3
ACBS 466 3
ACBS 467 3
ACBS 468A 3
ACBS 469A 3
ABI Major Elective 3
8th Semester
ACBS 464B 3
ACBS 470 3
ACBS 468B 3
ACBS 469B 3
ACBS 471 3
ABI Major Elective 2

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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