Animal Science Advising Center

Requirements and Academics


The Animal Science Advising Center advises for three majors awarding a Bachelor of Science degree: Animal Science, Animal Science & Management, and Agricultural & Environmental Education.

Students in these programs develop a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, general biology, and introductory animal science. For information on Animal Science Graduate Studies, click here.

Upper division courses focus on the disciplines that encompass animal science (e.g. behavior, genetics, nutrition, physiology, managerial economics) and the biology of animal functions (e.g. growth, lactation, reproduction).

Advanced courses on the care, management, and production of a variety of animal species form the capstone of the curriculum.

Research and animal management internships, independent studies, and management traineeships in laboratories, campus animal facilities, field stations, and private enterprises provide students with firsthand experience in the application of the animal sciences to problem solving in biology, animal agriculture, and animal care.


For links to requirements, sample schedules, and other major-related information, click on the appropriate major.

Animal Science

Animal Science & Management

Agricultural & Environmental Education

Animal Biology - Please Note: Animal Biology has moved to the Department of Nematology:

Animal Biology
152 Hutchison
(530) 754-7277


he Department of Animal Science offers six minor programs open to students majoring in other disciplines who wish to complement their study programs with a minor in Animal Science. Some courses have required prerequisites not included as part of the minor, and students should plan accordingly. Minors offered in Animal Science include: Animal Biology, Animal Genetics, Aquaculture, Dairy/Livestock, Equine, and Avian Sciences.

    • Minoring in Animal Science Information Sheet [PDF]
    • Checklists of Minor Requirements [PDF]

Health Professions Advising

You can be any major and go to Veterinary School, Medical School, Dental School, etc., as long as you complete the appropriate requirements for the specific programs and schools you intend on applying to.

Meet with an adviser in Health Professions Advising for more advice on different professional school options, and for help in achieving your Pre-Health goals!

Health Professions Advising
1011 Sciences Laboratory Building 
(530) 754-9256