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Animal Sciences: Animal Industry Emphasis

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Animal Sciences: Animal Industry Emphasis

Bachelor of Science

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The Animal Sciences degree encompasses a wide range of animal science and industry areas of study including food safety, equine or dairy production, industry and production animal systems, marketing, research and utilization of animals in agriculture, entertainment and companionship. The  Animal Industry Option is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in livestock production, agribusiness and management.  Students have 2 paths to choose from: Business/Production or Food Safety. The Business/Production curriculum combines the core animal science courses, such as nutrition, anatomy and physiology, with a sampling of classes in agriculture economics, agriculture marketing, business management, communications, leadership and personal development.  The Food Safety pathway with-in the Industry Option provides the science and industry curriculum needed for a wide array of positions in this field.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    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).
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

Four-Year Plan

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
ACBS 102R/L 4
Second Language 4
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Statistics 3
Second Language 4
3rd Semester
Emphasis Elective 3
CHEM 151 4
ECON 200 3
ECOL 182 R/L 4
Emphasis Elective 3
4th Semester
Tier I General Education 3
CHEM 152 4
ACBS 215 3
Emphasis Elective 3
Emphasis Elective 3
ACCT 200 3
5th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
AREC 315 3
ACBS 315 R/L 4
MCB 181R/L 4
ACBS 336A 3
6th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier I General Education 4
ACBS 420 3
ACBS 446 3
Emphasis Elective 3
7th Semester
ACBS 301 3
PLS 312 4
ACBS 380 3
MIC 205A 3
ACBS 447 3
8th Semester
ACBS 446 4
ACBS 395A 1
ACBS 405 3
ACBS 477 3
Tier II General Education 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

  • 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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