Animal Science

Animal Science – General Agriculture Courses

Award: Diploma
Program Start: Fall, Spring
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time

The General Agriculture - Diploma program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

Semester 1
AGC103 Ag Computer 3
AGS113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3
AGS305 Livestock Evaluation 3
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- 3
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
Science Elective 3

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Total Credits 18
Semester 2
ACC131 Principles of Accounting I -OR- 4
ACC115 Introduction to Accounting 4
AGA114 Principles of Agronomy -OR- 3
Science Elective 3
AGA154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
AGS319 Animal Nutrition 3
ENG105 Composition I -OR- 3
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3
Math Elective 3

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Total Credits 19
Math Electives
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3
MAT122 College Algebra 5
MAT128 Precalculus 4
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3
MAT156 Statistics 3
MAT210 Calculus I 4
MAT216 Calculus II 4
MAT219 Calculus III 4
Science Electives
BIO105 Introductory Biology 4
BIO112 General Biology I 4
BIO113 General Biology II 4
BIO150 Fundamentals of Nutrition 2
BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4
BIO185 Microbiology with lab 3
CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
CHM132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHM165 General Chemistry I 4
CHM175 General Chemistry II 4
CNS121 Environmental Conservation 3
ENV115 Environmental Science 3
GEO131 Physical Geography 3
PHS120 Exploring Physical Science 4
PHS142 Principles of Astronomy 3
PHY172 College Physics II 4
PHY212 Classical Physics I 5
PHY222 Classical Physics II 5


Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 104
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Program Advisors

Ole Cleveland
Bremer Hall 101-B
319-296-2329 ext.1414
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Dresden Wulf
Bremer Hall 101-E
319-296-2329 ext.1084
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Ray Beets
Butler Hall 104-A
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