Animal Sciences Curriculum

Curriculum Requirements

As part of the Animal Sciences degree program, each semester, students typically enroll in both General Education courses and Animal Sciences courses to create a balanced schedule. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least one Animal Sciences course per semester.

Minors at Mizzou

Each approved minor comes with its own set of requirements.

Minors associated with Animal Sciences are the Animal Sciences minor and the Captive Wild Animal Management minor:

Animal Sciences Minor:

  • Minimum of 15 credit hours in Animal Sciences
  • Minimum of 9 credit hours must be courses numbered 3000 or above

Captive Wild Animal Management Minor:

  • For students majoring in Animal Sciences, the minor requires an additional 18-20 hours of coursework.

Courses Offered Through Collaborations with Other Institutions

Midwest Poultry Consortium

  • Mizzou Animal Sciences students may apply to participate in the Midwest Poultry Consortium, and have credits from those sessions transfer back to Mizzou to meet degree requirements. The Midwest Poultry Consortium involves two summer sessions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where poultry-specific courses are taught by a cadre of faculty with poultry expertise from universities around the Midwest. The program includes provisions for paid internships.

Swine Science Online Courses

  • Through the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence and the Ag IDEA initiative, 17 swine-specific on-line courses are offered at Mizzou. These courses cover many aspects of swine care and production and, depending on the course and number of credits, may be utilized as senior electives. Mizzou is one of only four universities to offer the entire curriculum.

Transfer Students

Planning to transfer to Mizzou? Find out how your credits will transfer.