BABA General Studies Specialization: Animal Sciences

The Animal Sciences (AS) area of specialization is designed to give students a starting point to understanding the fields in Animal Sciences. Potential careers include livestock production, livestock processing and utilization, allied service industries. With additional science and math courses, this also can assist in preparation for veterinary medicine. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the courses listed below. Most 3000 and 4000 level courses assume completion of BSC 2010, 2011 and CHM 2045. You must maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • ANS 3217 Introduction to Equine Science (3) (course number changed in 2018)
  • ANS 3006 Introduction to Animal Science (3)
  • ANS 3006L Introduction to Animal Sciences Lab (1) – uncoupled lecture from lab (was previously ANS 3006C – 4 credits); strongly encouraged to take together and some courses will require both lecture and lab as pre-reqs.
  • ANS 3043 Growth and Development of Farm Animals (3)*
  • ANS 3079L Form to Function in Horses (3)* (course number changed in 2018)
  • ANS 3217C Equine Health Management (2)*
  • ANS 3239L Techniques in Equine Science (2)*
  • ANS 3246L Beef Production Practicum (2); repeatable credits allowed (must be taken with ANS 4243 in fall and ANS 4245C in spring)
  • ANS 3250L Dairy Cattle Practicum (2)*
  • ANS 3251 Biology and Management of Dairy Cattle (2)
  • ANS 3319C Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology (4)*
  • ANS 3384C Genetic Improvement of Livestock (3)*
  • ANS 3404C Food Animal Nutrition and Feeding Management (3)*
  • ANS 3405 Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management (2) *
  • ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition (4)*
  • ANS 3613L Livestock and Meat Evaluation (3)
  • ANS 3634C Meats (3)
  • ANS 3934 Careers in the Livestock Industry (2)
  • ANS 4212L Farrier Science (2)
  • ANS 4218L Horse Psychology & Training (3)
  • ANS 4234 Horse Enterprise Management (2)*
  • ANS 4241L Intermediate Horse Training (3)*
  • ANS 4243 Beef Cow/Calf Management* (5)
  • ANS 4245C Beef Backgrounding and Feedlot (2)*
  • ANS 4318C Equine Reproductive Management (3)*
  • ANS 4382 Equine Genetics (2)*
  • ANS 4389L Molecular Techniques in Domestic Animal Genetics (2)*
  • ANS 4604C Live Animal Evaluation
  • ANS 4605 Animal Evaluation – Meat, Horse, Livestock
  • ANS 2615C Meat Selection and Grading (2)
  • ANS 4635C Meats Processing (3)
  • ANS 4701 Lactation Physiology (2)*
  • ANS 4932 Dairy Farm Evaluation (course number changed in 2018)
  • ANS 4320C Applied Ruminant Reproductive Management
  • ALS 4932 HACCP Systems (course number changed in 2018)
  • ANS 3008 Livestock Behavior and Welfare
  • ANS 4932 Livestock Physiology* (course number changed in 2018)
  • ANS 4623C Pork Production*

3000 & 4000 level courses excluding:

  • ANS 4388 Canine and Feline Genetics (course number changed in 2017)
  • ANS 4932 Wild Discoveries
  • ANS 2005 The role of animals in human history (course number changed in 2017)

*Course prerequisites

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Animal Sciences is available through the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. Some courses are departmentally controlled. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Alexis Tilton
Savannah Linzmaier

Animal Sciences Department
Building 459, Shealy Drive

Minor Option

A minor is not available in this area of specialization.