University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Animal Science: Dairy Production (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

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 Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM) Program and the Vermont Technical College/UVM 2+2 FARMS Program.

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

Curriculum

A possible curriculum in Dairy Production:

First Year
Course Credits
CALS 001/CALS 002 - Foundations 6
Diversity Elective 3
ASCI 001 - Intro to Animal Sciences 4
Organic Chemistry 4
Inorganic Chemistry 4
Mathematics 3
CDAE 166 - Intro to Community Entrepreneurship 3
Written English 001 - 099 3
General Electives1 3/6
Total 33/36
Sophomore Year
Course Credits
ASCI 110 - Animal Nutrition, Metab & Feeding 4
ASCI 134 - CREAM 8
Biology 8
Financial Management 3
Statistics 3
ASCI 122 - Animals in Society/Animal Welfare 3
ASCI 181 - Animal Sciences Career Seminar 1
General Electives1 0/3
Total 30/33
Junior Year
Course Credits
ASCI 141 - Anat & Physiol Domestic Animals 4
ASCI 004 - Dairy Cattle Judging 2
Advanced Feeds 3
ASCI 234 - Advanced Dairy Management 15
Accounting 3
Diversity Elective 3
General Electives1 6/9
Total 36/39
Senior Year
Course Credits
ASCI 215 - Physiology of Reproduction 4
CDAE 266 - Decision Making 3
Marketing 3
ASCI 220 - Lactation Physiology 3
Senior Project 4/8
CDAE 264 - Risk Analysis & Forecast Procedures 3
General Electives1 9/15
Total 29/39
1Include courses to meet college requirements and advanced courses for specific options.

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