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2009-10 Online Catalogue

Animal Science: Dairy Production/Farm Management (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

Domestic animals play a major role in our lives through agriculture, recreation, biomedical science, and companionship. The mission of the Department of Animal Science is to provide a high quality, broad-based education emphasizing domestic animals and their interactions with humans. Our graduates enter veterinary or other professional schools, pursue careers in biomedical science, agribusiness, companion animal care and breeding, zoos and aquaria, or education. To provide the necessary flexibility to achieve this diversity, students work closely with faculty advisors to individualize their programs.

To advance our pre-veterinary program, the Department of Animal Science has established, with Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, and Massey University Veterinary School in New Zealand, highly competitive programs for early acceptance/guaranteed admission to these veterinary colleges. For further information on these options contact the Department of Animal Science directly at (802) 656-0155 or e-mail helen.maciejewski@uvm.edu.

For students interested in dairy production, the FARMS program (UVM/VTC Dairy Farm Management 2 + 2 Program) provides Vermont residents with scholarships and the opportunity to earn a B.S. after a two-year Associate's Degree in Dairy Farm Management from the Vermont Technical College.

An option for the outstanding student with an interest in a graduate degree is the Accelerated Master’s in which students commence study for their master’s degree in their senior year and have the potential to obtain a B.S. and M.S. in a five-year period.

The Department of Animal Science actively encourages participation in undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad. By combining classroom, laboratory, and practical experience students maximize their performance in a friendly environment and develop responsibility for and control over their education.

The Animal Science program deals with a range of options from basic sciences through companion and zoo animal care to farm management.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Designed for the student seeking in-depth training in dairy herd management and milk production with strong links to agribusiness. Experiential learning is emphasized through the CREAM program and the FARMS program.

For students interested in dairy production, the UVM/VTC Dairy Farm Management 2 + 2 Program provides Vermont residents with scholarships and the opportunity to earn a B. S. after a two-year Associate's Degree in Dairy Farm Management from the Vermont Technical College Link out of catalogue site..

Curriculum

The following is a possible curriculum.

First Year
Course Credits
CALS 001/CALS 002 - Foundations 6
ASCI 001 - Introductory Animal Sciences 4
ENGS 001 - Written Expression 3
CDAE 166 - Intro to Community Entrepreneurship 3
Organic Chemistry 4
Inorganic Chemistry 4
Mathematics 3
Diversity Elective 3
General Electives1 3-6
Total 33-36
Sophomore Year
Course Credits
ASCI 043 - Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
ASCI 110 - Animal Nutrit, Metab & Feeding 4
ASCI 122 - Animals in Soc/Animal Welfare 3
ASCI 134 - CREAM 8
ASCI 141 - Anat&Physiol Domestic Animals 4
ASCI 281 - Animal Sciences Career Seminar 1
Biology 4
Financial Management 3
Statistics 3
General Electives1 0-3
Total 33-36
Junior Year
Course Credits
ASCI 004 - Dairy Cattle Judging 2
ASCI 234 - Advanced Dairy Management 15
Advanced Feeds 3
Accounting 3
Physical Education Elective 1
Diversity Elective 3
General Electives1 6-9
Total 33-36
Senior Year
Course Credits
ASCI 215 - Physiology of Reproduction 4
ASCI 220 - Lactation Physiology 3
CDAE 264 - Risk Anyl&Forecast Procedures 3
CDAE 266 - Dec Making for Community Entrepreneurs 3
Marketing 3
Senior Project 4-8
Physical Education Elective 1
General Electives1 9-15
Total 30-40
1Include courses to meet college requirements and advanced courses for specific options.

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