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|Animal Science (AS)
||Agriculture & Natural Resources
Total Units: 38
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The Animal Science major provides training related to the selection, feeding and management of livestock and dairy cattle.
This program of study is also available as a certificate option. Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.
California needs over 8,000 additional trained people each year for employment in agriculture. The training program at SRJC prepares the student for a choice of jobs on the farm as well as related jobs off the farm. Working conditions in agricultural positions are ideal for those individuals who enjoy working with animals.
The requirements for the Animal Science (AS) program are:
Complete 38 units from
- Animal Science Major Requirements
|Animal Science Major Requirements - complete 38.00 units|
|AGBUS 2||Agricultural Computer Applications||3.00|
|AGBUS 7||Agricultural Economics||3.00|
|AGBUS 60||Agriculture and Wine Business Management||3.00|
|AGBUS 71||Agricultural Accounting||3.00|
|AGRI 20||Introduction to Plant Science||3.00|
|ANHLT 2||Veterinary Practice||3.00|
|ANSCI 20||Basic Animal Science||3.00|
|ANSCI 26||Livestock Evaluation||3.00|
|ANSCI 27||Beef Cattle Science||3.00|
|ANSCI 30||Meat Technology||0.50-3.00|
|ANSCI 61||Livestock Feeding and Nutrition||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:|
|AGMEC 51||Agriculture Mechanics 1||3.00|
|AGMEC 52||Agriculture Mechanics 2||2.00|
|AGMEC 60||Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Skills||2.00|
|WELD 70A||Beginning Welding- Introduction to Basic Fundamentals||2.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:|
|ANSCI 28||Sheep Science||3.00|
|ANSCI 29||Dairy Cattle Industry/Dairy Cattle Science||3.00|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
The AGBUS 2 course also fulfills the Information Learning Resource requirement of the major.