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Animal Sciences: Animal Industry Emphasis: Production / Business Path

Bachelor of Science

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This degree encompasses science, production, marketing, research and utilization of animals and animal products in agriculture, entertainment and companionship. The Industry Option with the Production/Business Path prepares students for careers related to livestock agri-business, production and management. A strong animal sciences curriculum that includes genetics, nutrition and physiology combined a business component that includes economics, marketing, and management to prepare graduates for all phases of the livestock industry.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://acbs.cals.arizona.edu
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 2011-2016 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
AN S 102R Introduction to Animal Science 3
AN S 102L Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory 1
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
General Elective 2
2nd Semester
AN S 202 Introduction to Livestock Production 3
AN S 210 Introduction to Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation 3
MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications or 109C Applied College Algebra with Data Analysis 3
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
MCB 181R Introductory Biology I 3
MCB 181L Introductory Biology Laboratory I 1
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
AN S 395A Professional Development in Animal Agriculture 1
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
AN S 215 Physiology and Anatomy of Domestic Animals 3
AN S 334 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3
AN S 380 Food Safety and Microbiology 3
AN S 447 Legal Environment of Business 3
Communication 3
6th Semester
AN S 336A Applied Animal Nutrition 3
PLS 312 Animal and Plant Genetics 3
SWES 200 Soils 3
Statistics 3
ANS/VSC/AREC elective 3
7th Semester
AN S 315R Physiology of Reproduction 3
AN S 315L Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory 1
AREC 315 Agribusiness Economics and Management 3
AN S 301 Financial and Economic Strategy 3
ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting or 250 Survey of Accounting 3
ANS/VSC/AREC elective 3
8th Semester
AN S 420 Meat Animal Composition 3
AN S 446 Human Resource Management 3
BNAD 303 Marketing Principles, Concepts and Tools 3
ANS/VSC/AREC elective 3
ANS/VSC/AREC elective 3

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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Career Planning

The knowledge of animal nutrition, pathology, and physiology combined with business, finance, and marketing strategies gained from a degree in Animal Sciences – Animal Industry in the Production and Business concentration forms a valuable career foundation for a growing field. Graduates in the Production and Business concentration might work for livestock breeders and producers, restaurant or grocery chains, farms, ranches, government extension offices, or the meat processing industry.

Potential Career Areas

  • Financial advising
  • Management
  • Public relations
  • Cooperative extension services
  • Small business ownership
  • Purchasing
  • Education
  • Market research
  • Production
  • Outreach

Sample Employers

  • Farms and ranches
  • Agricultural equipment companies
  • Commercial meat and dairy producers
  • Fisheries
  • Restaurant and grocery chains
  • Nonprofit organizations (food aid and microfinance)
  • Schools and colleges
  • Consulting firms
  • Extension offices
  • Government agencies

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Food Scientist $34,750 - $58,610
Livestock Handling Supervisor $31,700 - $69,300
Sales Representative $42,000 - $53,500
Commodity Grader $25,000 - $40,000
Public Relations Specialist $31,300 - $56,180
Plant Manager $52,600 - $87,200
Agricultural Commodity Grader $25,000 - $40,000
Export/Import Specialist $24,470 - $52,370
Quality Assurance Director $37,000 - $80,000
Consumer Safety Officer $24,677 - $39,738
Farm Labor Contractor $19,140 - $35,430
Purchasing Manager $34,990 - $60,550
Contract Administrator $32,770 - $113,150
Financial Advisor $32,280 - $67,520
Farm Management Advisor $25,420 - $46,370
Budget Analyst $53,250 - $64,220
Purchasing Agent $31,240 - $59,780
Industrial Production Manager $54,250 - $80,430