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Animal Science AS

Transfer Degree Description

If being outdoors and working with animals sounds appealing, animal science might be the right field for you. From maintaining the quality of the food we eat to maintaining the health of our pets, animal science covers a wide spectrum of focus areas and professional roles. The growing emphasis on improving diets and ensuring the meat and dairy products we consume are safe is creating high demand and opportunity in livestock production and management. An animal science degree can also lead to a future in animal research or in veterinary medicine, caring for furry companions and other domestic animals.

In an associate program in animal science, you will receive instruction about nutrition, physiology, and reproduction that could lead to a career as a food scientist, breeding technician, or livestock production manager. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.

Otero College, in cooperation with Colorado State University - Fort Collins, has developed a two-year Associate of Science degree track with an emphasis in Agriculture in three different areas: Agriculture Business, Animal Science, and Soil and Crop Science. Upon successful completion, the degree, and all classes associated with the degree, will transfer seamlessly into the CSU-Fort Collins College of Agricultural Science where a student can earn a bachelor’s degree with an additional 60 hours of credit.

Students should work closely with their advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.


Degree Pathway

Year One

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENG 121
MAT 121
   or MAT 125
BIO 111
AGE 102
ASC 100

English Composition I
College Algebra
   or Survey of Calculus
General College Biology I
Ag Economics
Animal Science

3
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4
5
3
3

 

ENG 122
HIS xxx
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CIS 118

English Composition II*
History
Arts and Humanities
Intro to PC Applications*

 

3
3
6
3

 

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CHE 101
   or CHE 111
AGR 260
AGE 205
ECO 201
ASC 230

Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
   or General College Chemistry I w/lab
World Interdependence
Farm and Ranch Management*
Macroeconomics
Farm Animal Anatomy and Physiology

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5
3
3
3
3

 

COM 115
ASC 225
ASC 250
ASC 288
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Public Speaking
Feeds and Feeding
Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Livestock Practicum
Arts and Humanities

 

3
4
3
2
3

 

*See your advisor for alternative restricted electives. The above courses are included in the articulation agreement with Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Ag Science articulation agreements also exist for New Mexico State University, West Texas A&M, Okla. Panhandle State University, and Northwestern Okla. State University. Please see your advisor for the correct course of study and articulation agreement specific to your transfer university.

 

*If a student should need to take remedial and/or pre-requisite courses they are not included in this degree plan.

*Some courses may not be offered at Otero but available with CCCOnline.

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