University of Vermont


College of Education and Social Services
Biological Sciences: Animal Sciences Major
(Secondary Education)

Minimum of 45 credit hours required.

The Biological Sciences Major: Specialty in Animal Sciences provides students with a comprehensive academic preparation in biological, physical and animal-related sciences. The program requires a minimum of 45 credit hours. In addition, coursework equivalent to Precalculus (MATH 010) or higher must be completed.

Students interested in pursuing this major concentration should seek close advisement at an early stage in developing their program. Please contact Helen Maciejewski for access to faculty members for academic advising.

Complete the Following Courses
Animal Sciences
ASCI 001 Introductory Animal Sciences 4 cr. hrs.
ASCI 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3 cr. hrs.
ASCI 122 Animals in Society/Animal Welfare3 cr. hrs.
ASCI 141 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals4 cr. hrs.
BIOL 001 Principles of Biology I 4 cr. hrs.
Select one course from each of the following
Plant Science
cr. hrs.
PSS 021 Intro to Ecological Agriculture
PSS 143/ASCI 143 Forage and Pasture Management
PSS 154 Composting Ecology and Management
PSS 156 Permaculture
PSS 161 Fundamentals of Soil Science
3 cr. hrs.
BCOR 101 Genetics
ASCI 168 Animal Genetics and Breeding
Inorganic Chemistry with Lab
4 cr. hrs.
CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry
CHEM 031 General Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry with Lab
4 cr. hrs.
CHEM 026 Outline of Organic and Biochemistry
CHEM 042 Introductory Organic Chemistry
CHEM 141 Organic Chemistry I
Select Four Courses from at Least Two Categories
cr. hrs.
Advanced Physiology
ASCI 215 Physiology of Reproduction
ASCI 216 Endocrinology
ASCI 220 Lactation Physiology
Animal Welfare
ASCI 171 Zoos, Exotics and Endangered Species
ASCI 272 Advanced Topics in Zoos, Exotics and Endangered Species
ASCI 297/298 Humane Education Practicum
Management Sciences
ASCI 110 Animal Nutrition, Metabolism and Feeding
ASCI 115 Introduction to Equine Studies
ASCI 121 Equus or ASCI 134/135 CREAM
ASCI 205 Equine Reproduction and Management
Animal Health
ASCI 118 Applied Animal Health or ASCI 117 Horse Health and Disease
ASCI 263 Clinical Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
ASCI 264 Clinical Topics in Livestock Medicine
45 cr. hrs.

NOTE: Students should check prerequisites for all courses before enrolling. Also, some courses are offered alternate years, so careful program planning with an advisor is required. No course substitutions are allowed in the above program requirements without permission. Contact Professor Tom McFadden, Department of Animal Sciences, (656-0155).

Revised Summer 2010

Last modified April 04 2012 11:54 AM