Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Oct 22, 2020  
Courses of Study 2020-2021

Animal Science


In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences .


Course Offerings  

Overview

The Animal Science program area offers a coordinated group of courses dealing with the principles of animal management, genetics, nutrition, physiology, and growth biology. Emphasis in subject matter is directed toward domestic animal species, dairy and beef cattle, horses, poultry, pigs, and sheep, while laboratory, companion, and exotic animal species are also included in research and teaching programs. Many science-oriented students elect a program emphasizing supportive preparation in the physical and biological sciences appropriate for graduate, veterinary, or professional study following graduation. Dairy management and the Dairy Management Fellows Program is a popular option among students who want an integrated, industry based program that can prepare them to manage a dairy business or enter a related career. These are examples of the flexibility within these programs that can be developed to meet a student’s career interest related to animals.

Teaching Faculty


T. R. Overton, chair (149 Morrison Hall, 255-2862); J. J. Allen, Y. R. Boisclair, D. J. R. Cherney, J. O. Giordano, L. F. Goodale, H. J. Huson, P. A. Johnson, Q. M. Ketterings, X. G. Lei, J. W. McFadden, B. T. Nguyen, S. M. Quirk, K. F. Reed, Y. A. Ren, V. Selvaraj, M. L. Thonney, M. E. Van Amburgh, E. T. Won

The Major


Declaring the Major


  • No prerequisite courses are necessary before declaring the animal science major.
  • To declare a major and be assigned a major advisor, students should contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Lindsay Glasner (lig27@cornell.edu).

Requirements for the Major


  • 22 credits hours of Core Coursework.
  • Completion of one animal science concentration: Integrative Physiology and Nutrition, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Dairy Management, or Applied Animal Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • To receive credit towards the major, students must receive a grade of D or better within a course.
  • Completion of an ePortfolio.
  • In addition to the major requirements outlined below, all students must meet the college graduation requirements.

Core Coursework


Integrative Physiology and Nutrition Concentration Coursework


Core Concentration Requisites

Quantitative Reasoning

Additional Courses

One course from each of the following categories:

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration Coursework


Quantitative Reasoning

Dairy Management Concentration Coursework


Core Requirements

Quantitative Reasoning

Additional Courses

One course from each of the following categories is also required:

Applied Animal Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration Coursework


Quantitative Reasoning

Additional Courses

One course from each of the following categories:

The Minor


Declaring the minor:


  • No prerequisite courses are necessary before joining the minor.
  • To declare a minor and be assigned a minor advisor, students should contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Lindsay Glasner (lig27@cornell.edu).

Requirements for the minor:


  • Students must complete at least 15 credit hours of animal science courses.
  • Course must include basic and applied biology of animals (i.e. anatomy, physiology, nutrition, genetics) along with a selection of intermediate or advanced offerings from the animal science curriculum.