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Agriculture Animal Science (AS-T) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 21
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Term Effective: Fall 2018


See the state issued Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) template for any further clarification regarding program requirements.

The Associate in Science for Transfer in Agriculture Animal Science will provide current and relevant knowledge, skills and abilities through education and hands-on training in Agricultural Science, Animal Science and Agriculture Studies. The main objective of this major is to prepare students for career opportunities in these disciplines.

The Agriculture Animal Science Associate in Science for Transfer degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an ADT are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Students are required to complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

  1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
  2. A minimum of 21 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. Students are also required to obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
    ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and implement sustainable livestock management practices that will improve livestock quality, provide efficacious management, protect the natural resources and ensure economic viability of the livestock industry
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of animal production life cycles to develop a ranch management calendar that incorporates scientifically based management decisions and the latest technological advances in livestock husbandry;
  3. Identify and evaluate livestock anatomy and physiology and relate form to function;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of practical reproductive management of livestock species.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Agriculture Animal Science (AS-T) program are:

  • Complete 21 units from
    • Agriculture Animal Science for Transfer Required Core
    • Agriculture Animal Science for Transfer List A Requirements
    • Agriculture Animal Science for Transfer List B Requirements

Agriculture Animal Science for Transfer Required Core - complete 15.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 7Agricultural Economics3.00
ECON 2Principles of Microeconomics3.00
ANSCI 20Basic Animal Science3.00
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry5.00
MATH 15Elementary Statistics4.00
Agriculture Animal Science for Transfer List A Requirements - complete 6.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANSCI 27Beef Cattle Science3.00
ANSCI 28Sheep Science3.00
ANSCI 29Dairy Cattle Industry/Dairy Cattle Science3.00
ANSCI 50Poultry Management3.00
EQSCI 25Equine Science3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANSCI 2Introduction to Farm Animal Health3.00
ANSCI 61Livestock Feeding and Nutrition3.00
CHEM 12AOrganic Chemistry5.00
Agriculture Animal Science for Transfer List B Requirements - complete 3.00 units
AGBUS 2Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
AGBUS 56Introduction to Agriculture Business and Management3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2018

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2019

Previous Versions:

Agriculture Animal Science (AS-T) - effective Fall 2017
Agriculture Animal Science (AS-T) - effective Spring 2017

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.


A course used to satisfy the requirements in one category (List A, B, or C) cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements in another category.

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