Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Animal Science

Information for Prospective Students

Information for Current Students

Information for Faculty & Staff

Frequently Asked Questions 


News and Events

Department of Agriculture Open House

 2016/2017 AREC/University Farm Impact Report






L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center
WKU Floral Design Training Center
WKU Farm
Baker Arboretum
Back to Ogden College 

Contact Us


Animal Science Concentration

The Animal Science concentration involves the study of principles of breeding, feeding, and management of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, sheep, and swine and the use of animal products as food or man.  Career opportunities exist in the livestock production and meat industries and in related fields.  Students may emphasize courses relating to a species of primary interest.

Sample 4 year degree path

Advisors: Dr. Fred DeGraves ( and Dr. Hunter Galloway (

Colonnade Requirements (http://www.wku/agriculture/colonnade.php) 39 hours

Basic Agriculture Requirements 29 hours - effective Fall 2017

  • AGRO 110 Intro to Plant Science (3 hrs)
  • ANSC 140 Intro to Animal Science (3 hrs)
  • AGEC 160 Intro to Agribusiness(3 hrs)
  • AGMC 170/171 Ag Mech/Lab (2/1 hrs)
  • AGRI 175 Univeristy Eperience for Ag Majors (1 hr)
  • AGMC 176 Agriculture Safety (2 hrs)
  • AGRI 291 Intro Data Analysis (3 hrs) OR
    • AGRI 491Data Analysis & Interpretation (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 320 Crop Physiology OR
    • ANSC 345 Animal Nutrition (3 hrs) OR
    • AGEC 360 Agricultural Economics (3 hrs) OR
    • AGMC 326 Precision Agriculture (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 350 Soils (3 hrs)
  • AGRI 397 Agriculture Career Planning (1 hr)
  • AGRI 398 Seminar (1 hr)
  • AGRI 494 Contemporary Agriculture Issues (3 hrs) Must be senior
    standing to enroll in this course

 Animal Science Course Requirements (Select 22 hours from this section)

  • ANSC 141 Intro to Animal Science Lab
  • ANSC 240/241 Livestock Management/Laboratory
  • ANSC 338 Live Animal Evaluation
  • ANSC 340 Meats & Meat Products
  • ANSC 344 Physiology & Anatomy of Domestic Animals
  • ANSC 347 Animal Pathology
  • ANSC 437/438 Physiology of Reproduction in Domestic Animals/Lab
  • ANSC 446/447 Animal Breeding/Laboratory
  • ANSC 448 Feeds and Feeding

 Animal Science Course Requirements (Select 3 hours from this section)

  • ANSC 330/331 Horse Production/Laboratory
  • ANSC 431/432 Dairy Production/Laboratory
  • ANSC 440 Advanced Livestock Evaluation and Selection
  • ANSC 442/443 Beef Production/Laboratory
  • ANSC 444/445 Swine Production/Laboratory

Electives to complete 120 hours

beef production


asset animal science lab

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/18/17