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Undergraduate Study

The Department of Animal Science Undergraduate Program intends for its graduates to be able to explain the symbiotic relationship of animals and humans, to contribute to the solution of complex problems of animal enterprise management, and to apply their knowledge and skills in a technically demanding global community.  Graduates of our program will be knowledgeable about sustainable animal production practices that also ensure animal health and well-being and stewardship of natural resources.

To enable learners to pursue a wide array of career interests, the department offers learning experiences ranging from the basic to the applied sciences. The overarching goals of the degree program are to provide a comprehensive animal science education in: science, animal management, and agri-business. Faculty in our program strive to create an environment for students to develop effective communication skills, develop skills that enable students to gather and integrate information to solve problems, become self-learners, become leaders and team builders, and to become aware of domestic and global issues driving changes in the animal industries.  Learner outcomes for these goals, for each of our courses, and other information defining the program can be found at our web site: http://www.ans.iastate.edu/stud/ugrad/. Our program is designed to provide career skills appropriate to job market needs. Our faculty goals include providing superior academic advising to enable students to fulfill their objectives.

The department offers the degrees bachelor of science in animal science and bachelor of science in dairy science.  A double major in animal and dairy science is not permitted.  However, combining either the animal science or dairy science majors with other curricula is permitted.  A limit of 6 credits each in Intercollegiate Judging (Animal Science 475), or Undergraduate Teaching Experience (Animal Science 497), or any independent study course (490 courses) can be applied toward a degree.

Within the animal science major, specialized options in animal products, companion animal management, equine management, livestock management, pre-professional studies, and pre-veterinary medicine are available. The department offers a minor in Animal Science and a minor in Meat Science. Both the animal science curricula and dairy science curricula allow complementary work toward admission to veterinary medical school and other professional schools, which may be done while satisfying requirements for the bachelor of science degree. A program that combines bachelor of science and master of science in animal science is offered. In addition, a program that combines a bachelor of science and master of business administration is offered.  The Department facilitates student participation in the Midwest Poultry Consortium and the Swine Science Online program to offer additional training in poultry and swine production, respectively.

Minor

The department offers a minor in Animal Science. The minor requires:

AN S 101Working with Animals2
AN S 114Survey of the Animal Industry2
AN S 214Domestic Animal Physiology3
AN S 214LDomestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology Lab1
One course from the following:3
Equine Science
Poultry Science
Companion Animal Science
Swine Science
Beef Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Dairy Cattle Science
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
One course from the following:3
Exercise Physiology of Animals
Animal Nutrition
Domestic Animal Reproduction
Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals
One course from the following:2-3
Animal Nutrition
Animal Feeds and Feeding
AN S 324X Food Processing for Companion Animals
Domestic Animal Reproduction
Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being
Lactation
Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals
Fresh Meats
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Total Credits16-17

 A total of 9 credits must be earned at Iowa State University in animal science coursework that meets a degree requirement for the B.S. degree in animal science. Students interested in the Animal Science minor should contact an Animal Science adviser.

Minor - Meat Science

The department offers a minor in Meat Science. The minor requires:

AN S 270Foods of Animal Origin2
AN S 270LFoods of Animal Origin Laboratory1
AN S 360Fresh Meats3
AN S 460Processed Meats3
One course from the following:1
Issues in Food Safety
Independent Study: Meat Science
Two courses from the following:5-6
Food Chemistry
Food Laws, Regulations, and the Regulatory Process
Food Quality Assurance
Sensory Evaluation of Food
Food Analysis
Food Product Development
Foodborne Hazards
Food Microbiology
Food Processing I
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Total Credits15-16

Students majoring in Animal Science will not be allowed to count the 9 required credits (270, 270L, 360, 460) toward their Animal Science degree. Students interested in the Meat Science minor should contact an Animal Science adviser.

Graduate Study

The department offers work for the degrees master of science and doctor of philosophy with majors in animal breeding and genetics; meat science; animal physiology; animal science; and an interdepartmental program in nutritional sciences which has an option in animal nutrition. Minor work is offered in these areas to students taking major work in other departments.

A strong undergraduate program is required for students interested in graduate study. Fundamental training in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and statistics is requisite to a satisfactory graduate program. Graduate programs in animal science include supporting work in areas such as agricultural engineering, agronomy; anatomy; biochemistry; chemistry; economics; environmental science; food science and human nutrition; genetics; microbiology; physics; physiology; and statistics. Students may choose graduate programs involving a co-major with one of these areas. Graduate work in meat science is offered as a co-major in animal science and food science and human nutrition.

The department also cooperates in the interdepartmental program in professional agriculture and interdepartmental majors in genetics, immunobiology, microbiology, MCDB (molecular, cellular, and developmental biology), neuroscience, nutritional sciences, and toxicology (see Index).

The foreign language requirement, if any, is established on an individual basis by the program-of-study committee appointed to guide the work of the student.

Curriculum in Animal Science

Students majoring in animal science will complete the degree requirements listed below. If desired, a student may also choose a specialized option. To earn a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University a minimum of 15 credits in Animal Science must be earned from courses taught in the Animal Science department at ISU. A minimum of 15 credits of animal science coursework must be earned at Iowa State University. A minimum of 15 credits must be completed from the courses listed to meet the Ethics, International Perspectives, U.S. Diversity, and Humanities and Social Sciences requirements.

See Also: A 4- year plan of study grid showing course template by semester. 

Total Degree Requirement: 128 cr.

Only 65 cr. from a two-year institution may apply which may include up to 16 technical cr.; 9 P-NP cr. of free electives; 2.00 minimum GPA.

International Perspectives
Approved International Perspectives course3
 U.S. Diversity
Approved U. S. Diversity course3
 Communications Proficiency (with a C or better)
English composition6
Speech fundamentals3
Total Credits9
Communication/Library
ENGL 150Critical Thinking and Communication3
ENGL 250Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition3
LIB 160Information Literacy1
One of 3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Presentation and Sales Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
Professional Communication
One of:3
Business Communication
Report and Proposal Writing
Biological Communication
Technical Communication
Total Credits13
 Humanities and Social Sciences
Approved Humanties course3
Approved Social Science course3
Total Credits6
Ethics
Approved Ethics course3
 Mathematical Sciences
Note: The Pre-Graduate/Pre-Professional Studies Option requires MATH 160, MATH 165, or MATH 181
One course from the following:3-4
College Algebra
Discrete Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus and Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences I
One course from the following:3-4
Principles of Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Business Statistics I
Total Credits6-8
Physical Sciences
A minimum of 8 credits are required. These requirements are specific to option and are listed with each option below.
Biological Sciences
BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory I1
BIOL 212Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 212LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory II1
BIOL 313Principles of Genetics3
or GEN 320 Genetics, Agriculture and Biotechnology
MICRO 201
  & 201L
Introduction to Microbiology
   and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
3-4
or MICRO 302
  & 302L
Biology of Microorganisms
   and Microbiology Laboratory
Total Credits14-15
Business
One course from the following:3
Note: The Livestock Management Option requires ACCT 284
Financial Accounting
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Total Credits3
Animal Science Core (required in every option)
AN S 101Working with Animals2
AN S 110Orientation in Animal Science and ISU1
AN S 114Survey of the Animal Industry2
AN S 210Career Preparation in Animal Science1
AN S 211Issues Facing Animal Science1
AN S 214Domestic Animal Physiology3
AN S 214LDomestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology Lab1
AN S 319Animal Nutrition3
AN S 320Animal Feeds and Feeding3
AN S 331Domestic Animal Reproduction3
AN S 352Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals3
AN S 411Addressing Issues in Animal Science1
Total Credits24
 General Animal Science Option
CHEM 163
  & 163L
College Chemistry
   and Laboratory in College Chemistry
5
or CHEM 177
  & 177L
General Chemistry I
   and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
or BBMB 221 Structure and Reactions in Biochemical Processes
Three courses from the following:9
Equine Science
Poultry Science
Companion Animal Science
Swine Science
Beef Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Dairy Cattle Science
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
One course from the following:2-4
Exercise Physiology of Animals
Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being
Lactation
Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
Fresh Meats
Principles of Molecular Cell Biology
Vertebrate Histology
Introductory Parasitology
Livestock Entomology
Insects and Our Health
Medical Microbiology
Livestock Disease Prevention
One course from the following:3
Equine Systems Management
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
One course from the following:2-3
Equine Systems Management
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
Processed Meats
Food Quality Assurance
Food Analysis
Food Microbiology
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Total Credits24-27

Additional free electives required for the Animal Science Option23-29

 

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option
BBMB 301Survey of Biochemistry3
CHEM 177General Chemistry I4
CHEM 177LLaboratory in General Chemistry I1
CHEM 178General Chemistry II3
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 331LLaboratory in Organic Chemistry I1
CHEM 332Organic Chemistry II3
PHYS 111General Physics5
Three courses from the following:9
Equine Science
Poultry Science
Companion Animal Science
Swine Science
Beef Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Dairy Cattle Science
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
One course from the following:2-4
Exercise Physiology of Animals
Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being
Lactation
Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
Fresh Meats
Principles of Molecular Cell Biology
Vertebrate Histology
Introductory Parasitology
Livestock Entomology
Insects and Our Health
Medical Microbiology
Livestock Disease Prevention
One course from the following:3
Equine Systems Management
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
One course from the following:2-3
Equine Systems Management
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
Processed Meats
Food Quality Assurance
Food Analysis
Food Microbiology
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Total Credits39-42

Additional free electives required for the Pre-veterinary Medicine Option8-14
 

* The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine academic requirements are met by completion of this option (http://vetmed.iastate.edu/academics/prospective-students/admissions/academic-requirements).

Livestock Management Option
ACCT 284Financial Accounting3
AGEDS 451Agricultural Law4
AN S 270
  & 270L
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
3
CHEM 163
  & 163L
College Chemistry
   and Laboratory in College Chemistry
5
or CHEM 177
  & 177L
General Chemistry I
   and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
or BBMB 221 Structure and Reactions in Biochemical Processes
ECON 230Farm Business Management3
ECON 334Entrepreneurship in Agriculture3
VDPAM 487Livestock Disease Prevention3
Two courses from the following:6
Poultry Science
Swine Science
Beef Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Dairy Cattle Science
One course from the following:3
Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being
Lactation
Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
Fresh Meats
One course from the following:3
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
One course from the following:2-3
Equine Systems Management
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
Processed Meats
Food Quality Assurance
Food Analysis
Food Microbiology
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Total Credits41-42

Course List Additional free electives required for the Livestock Management Option8-12

Animal Products Option
AN S 270
  & 270L
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
3
AN S 360Fresh Meats3
AN S 460Processed Meats3
CHEM 163
  & 163L
College Chemistry
   and Laboratory in College Chemistry
5
or CHEM 177
  & 177L
General Chemistry I
   and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
or BBMB 221 Structure and Reactions in Biochemical Processes
Two courses from the following:6
Poultry Science
Swine Science
Beef Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Dairy Cattle Science
One course from the following:3
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
One course from the following:3
Food Quality Assurance
Food Analysis
Food Microbiology
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Total Credits29

Additional free electives required for the Animal Products Option21-24

Pre-Graduate/Preprofessional Studies Option
CHEM 177General Chemistry I4
CHEM 177LLaboratory in General Chemistry I1
CHEM 178General Chemistry II3
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 331LLaboratory in Organic Chemistry I1
Three courses from the following:9
Equine Science
Poultry Science
Companion Animal Science
Swine Science
Beef Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Dairy Cattle Science
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
One course from the following:2-4
Exercise Physiology of Animals
Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being
Lactation
Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
Fresh Meats
Principles of Molecular Cell Biology
Vertebrate Histology
Introductory Parasitology
Livestock Entomology
Insects and Our Health
Medical Microbiology
Livestock Disease Prevention
One course from the following:3
Equine Systems Management
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
One course from the following:2-3
Equine Systems Management
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
Processed Meats
Food Quality Assurance
Food Analysis
Food Microbiology
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Three courses from the following:9-13
Survey of Biochemistry
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Physiological Chemistry
Principles of Molecular Cell Biology
Comparative Chordate Anatomy
Vertebrate Histology
Introductory Parasitology
Vertebrate Biology
Developmental Biology
Endocrinology
Quantitative and Environmental Analysis
   and Quantitative and Environmental Analysis Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II
Calculus II
Calculus and Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences II
Immunology
General Physics
General Physics
Statistical Methods for Research Workers
Statistical Design and the Analysis of Experiments
Total Credits37-44

Additional free electives required for the Pre-Graduate/Preprofessional Studies Option6-16

Companion Animal Management Option
AN S 224Companion Animal Science3
AN S 324X Food Processing for Companion Animals3
AN S 424Companion Animal Systems Management3
CHEM 163
  & 163L
College Chemistry
   and Laboratory in College Chemistry
5
or CHEM 177
  & 177L
General Chemistry I
   and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
or BBMB 221 Structure and Reactions in Biochemical Processes
One course from the following3
Legal Environment of Business
Managerial Accounting
Small Business Management
Two courses from the following:6
Equine Science
Poultry Science
Swine Science
Beef Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Dairy Cattle Science
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
One course from the following:3-4
Exercise Physiology of Animals
Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being
Lactation
Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
Fresh Meats
Principles of Molecular Cell Biology
Vertebrate Histology
Introductory Parasitology
Insects and Our Health
Medical Microbiology
One course from the following2-3
Equine Systems Management
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
Processed Meats
Food Quality Assurance
Food Analysis
Food Microbiology
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Total Credits31-33

Additional free electives for the Companion Animal Management Option17-22

Equine Management Option
AN S 216Equine Science3
AN S 415Equine Systems Management3
CHEM 163
  & 163L
College Chemistry
   and Laboratory in College Chemistry
5
or CHEM 177
  & 177L
General Chemistry I
   and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
or BBMB 221 Structure and Reactions in Biochemical Processes
Five credits from:5
Practicum in Safe Equine Handling and Welfare
Equine Farm Practicum
Equine Evaluation
Exercise Physiology of Animals
Laboratory Methods in Animal Reproduction Section 2: Horses
Animal Science Internship: Graded Internship Experience Equine Internship
Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Horses
Independent Study: Equine Science
Workshop in Animal Science Equine workshop
Four credits from:4
Agricultural Law
Weed Identification
Principles of Weed Science
Forage Crop Management
Practicum in Safe Equine Handling and Welfare
Equine Farm Practicum
Equine Evaluation
Exercise Physiology of Animals
Laboratory Methods in Animal Reproduction Section 2: Horses
Animal Science Internship: Graded Internship Experience Equine Internship
Independent Study: Equine Science
Workshop in Animal Science Equine Workshop
Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Horses
Independent Study: Equine Science
Small Business Management
Two courses from the following6
Poultry Science
Companion Animal Science
Swine Science
Beef Cattle Science
Sheep Science
Dairy Cattle Science
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
One course from:2-3
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Dairy Systems Management
Processed Meats
Food Quality Assurance
Food Analysis
Food Microbiology
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Total Credits31-32

Additional free electives required for the Equine Management Option18-22

Curriculum in Dairy Science

Students majoring in Dairy Science will complete the degree requirements listed below. If desired, a student may also include the specialized option in pre-veterinary medicine. A minimum of 15 credits of animal science coursework must be earned at Iowa State University. A minimum of 15 credits must be completed from the courses listed to meet the Ethics, International Perspectives, U.S. Diversity, and Humanities and Social Sciences requirements.

See Also: A 4-year plan of study grid showing course template by semester

Total Degree Requirement: 128 cr.

Only 65 cr. from a two-year institution may apply which may include up to 16 technical cr.; 9 P-NP cr. of free electives; 2.00 minimum GPA.

International Perspectives
Approved International Perspectives course3
 U.S. Diversity
Approved U.S. Diversity course3
Communications Proficiency
English composition6
Speech fundamentals3
Total Credits9
Communication/Library
ENGL 150Critical Thinking and Communication3
ENGL 250Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition3
LIB 160Information Literacy1
One course from the following:3
Presentation and Sales Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
Professional Communication
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Total Credits10
 Humanities and Social Sciences
Approved Humanities course3
Approved Social Science course3
Total Credits6
Ethics
Approved Ethics course3
 
Mathematics and Business
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
One course from the following:3-4
Principles of Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Business Statistics I
One course from the following:3-4
College Algebra
Discrete Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
Survey of Calculus
Calculus and Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences I
Total Credits9-11
 
 Biological Sciences
BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory I1
BIOL 212Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 212LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory II1
BIOL 313Principles of Genetics3
or GEN 320 Genetics, Agriculture and Biotechnology
MICRO 201
  & 201L
Introduction to Microbiology
   and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
3-4
or MICRO 302
  & 302L
Biology of Microorganisms
   and Microbiology Laboratory
Total Credits14-15
 Physical Sciences
A minimum of 8 credits are required. These requirements are specific to option and are listed with each option below.

 

Dairy Sciences Option
AN S 101Working with Animals2
AN S 110Orientation in Animal Science and ISU1
AN S 114Survey of the Animal Industry2
AN S 210Career Preparation in Animal Science1
AN S 211Issues Facing Animal Science1
AN S 214Domestic Animal Physiology3
AN S 214LDomestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology Lab1
AN S 235Dairy Cattle Science3
AN S 270
  & 270L
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
3
or FS HN 101 Food and the Consumer
AN S 319Animal Nutrition3
AN S 320Animal Feeds and Feeding3
AN S 331Domestic Animal Reproduction3
AN S 337Lactation3
AN S 352Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals3
AN S 411Addressing Issues in Animal Science1
AN S 434Dairy Systems Management3
AN S 435Applied Dairy Farm Evaluation3
CHEM 163
  & 163L
College Chemistry
   and Laboratory in College Chemistry
5
or CHEM 177
  & 177L
General Chemistry I
   and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
or BBMB 221 Structure and Reactions in Biochemical Processes
Four credits (minimum) from the following:4
Forage Crop Management
Laboratory Methods in Animal Reproduction
Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies
Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being
Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
Fresh Meats
Equine Systems Management
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Processed Meats
Cooperatives
Agricultural Selling
Dairy Products: Current Issues and Controversies
Food Laws, Regulations, and the Regulatory Process
Food Quality Assurance
Food Analysis
Medical Microbiology
Introductory Parasitology
Insects and Our Health
Microbial Genetics and Genomics
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Foodborne Hazards
Foodborne Hazards
Food Microbiology
Livestock Disease Prevention
Total Credits51

Additional free electives for the Dairy Sciences option26-29
 
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option
AN S 101Working with Animals2
AN S 110Orientation in Animal Science and ISU1
AN S 114Survey of the Animal Industry2
AN S 210Career Preparation in Animal Science1
AN S 211Issues Facing Animal Science1
AN S 214Domestic Animal Physiology3
AN S 214LDomestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology Lab1
AN S 235Dairy Cattle Science3
AN S 270
  & 270L
Foods of Animal Origin
   and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory
3
or FS HN 101 Food and the Consumer
AN S 319Animal Nutrition3
AN S 320Animal Feeds and Feeding3
AN S 331Domestic Animal Reproduction3
AN S 337Lactation3
AN S 352Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals3
AN S 411Addressing Issues in Animal Science1
AN S 434Dairy Systems Management3
AN S 435Applied Dairy Farm Evaluation3
CHEM 177General Chemistry I4
CHEM 177LLaboratory in General Chemistry I1
CHEM 178General Chemistry II3
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 331LLaboratory in Organic Chemistry I1
CHEM 332Organic Chemistry II3
BBMB 301Survey of Biochemistry3
PHYS 111General Physics5
Four credits (minimum) from the following:4
Forage Crop Management
Laboratory Methods in Animal Reproduction
Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies
Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being
Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
Fresh Meats
Equine Systems Management
Advanced Animal Nutrition
Companion Animal Systems Management
Swine Systems Management
Beef Cattle Systems Management
Sheep Systems Management
Processed Meats
Cooperatives
Agricultural Selling
Dairy Products: Current Issues and Controversies
Food Laws, Regulations, and the Regulatory Process
Food Quality Assurance
Food Analysis
Medical Microbiology
Introductory Parasitology
Insects and Our Health
Microbial Genetics and Genomics
Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins
Foodborne Hazards
Food Microbiology Laboratory
Total Credits66

Additional free electives for the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option11-14
 

 * The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine academic requirements are met by completion of this option (http://vetmed.iastate.edu/academics/prospective-students/admissions/academic-requirements).

Courses

Courses primarily for undergraduates:

AN S 101. Working with Animals.

(1-2) Cr. 2. F.S.
A hands-on introductory course in skills for proper care and management of domestic animals. Husbandry skills including health observation, animal movement, identification, management procedures, and environmental assessment are covered.

AN S 110. Orientation in Animal Science and ISU.

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.S.
Orientation to the university and Department of Animal Science. Challenges and opportunities available to the professional animal agriculturalist. Professional goal setting, portfolio development, and development of interpersonal skills in the context of pursuing a career in animal science.

AN S 114. Survey of the Animal Industry.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.
Ways domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, shelter, protection, fuel, and emotional well-being. Terminology, basic structures of the industries surrounding the production, care, and marketing of domestic animals in the U.S.

AN S 116. Practicum in Safe Equine Handling and Welfare.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.SS.
Development of best practices for safe horse handling and practical equine health care tasks. Course will focus on equine welfare and human safety as well as provide training in necessary every day skills needed to own a horse or to work at a horse farm. Certificate of Safe Equine Handling and Welfare available upon course completion. Offered on satisfactory - fail grading basis only. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

AN S 199. Marketing and Management of Livestock Events.

(0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 101 or AN S 114
Management and coordination of livestock shows, sales and events, including program planning, staff and volunteer management, time management, publicity and promotion for fairs, shows, clinics, expos, and other events. For section E students are expected to take the fall and spring courses consecutively. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. A maximum of two credits of AnS 199 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 199A. Marketing and Management of Livestock Events: Beef.

(0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 101 or AN S 114
Management and coordination of livestock shows, sales and events, including program planning, staff and volunteer management, time management, publicity and promotion for fairs, shows, clinics, expos, and other events. For section E students are expected to take the fall and spring courses consecutively. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. A maximum of two credits of AnS 199 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 199E. Marketing and Management of Livestock Events: Horses.

(0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 101 or AN S 114
Management and coordination of livestock shows, sales and events, including program planning, staff and volunteer management, time management, publicity and promotion for fairs, shows, clinics, expos, and other events. For section E students are expected to take the fall and spring courses consecutively. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. A maximum of two credits of AnS 199 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 210. Career Preparation in Animal Science.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Sophomore classification in An S
Life skill development emphasized in the context of career preparation. Assist students with career goal clarification, interview skills, resume and cover letter preparation. Internship development, job shadowing, and exploration of career option.

AN S 211. Issues Facing Animal Science.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: AN S 114, sophomore classification
Overview of the factors that define contemporary ethical and scientifically based issues facing animal agriculture. Life skill development (including interactive skills, communication ability, organization, information gathering, and leadership skills) emphasized in the context of issues study. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

AN S 214. Domestic Animal Physiology.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: BIOL 212, CHEM 163 or CHEM 177
Introduction to anatomy and physiology of the muscular, renal, skeletal, neural, mammary, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, endocrine, reproductive, and digestive systems of domestic animals.

AN S 214L. Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology Lab.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in AN S 214
Basic anatomy of domestic animals.

AN S 216. Equine Science.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: AN S 101 or AN S 114; one course in biology
Introduction to contemporary concepts, and basic practices and decisions necessary when managing horses through stages of their lives.

AN S 217. Equine Farm Practicum.

(1-2) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: Student majoring in Animal Science, riding experience An S, credit or concurrent enrollment in AN S 216
Intensified management of the equine farm. Provide students with experiential learning in all phases of horse production and management. Students assist with general farm management, preparing horses for sale, marketing techniques and web design.

AN S 223. Poultry Science.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising poultry through their production cycle.

AN S 224. Companion Animal Science.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Course in biology
Introduction of students to contemporary concepts, and basic practices and decisions necessary when caring for the companion animal through stages of its life.

AN S 225. Swine Science.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising swine through the vertically integrated production cycle.

AN S 226. Beef Cattle Science.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising beef cattle through the vertically integrated production cycle.

AN S 229. Sheep Science.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising sheep through their production cycle.

AN S 235. Dairy Cattle Science.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising dairy cattle through the vertically integrated production cycle.

AN S 270. Foods of Animal Origin.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.SS. Prereq: BIOL 212, CHEM 163 or CHEM 177
Principles, practices and issues impacting the production, processing and preservation of safe, wholesome, nutritious, and palatable meat, dairy, and egg products. Product evaluation, classification, value, and utilization.

AN S 270L. Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Credit or current enrollment in AN S 270
Determination of composition and quality of meat, eggs and milk based on industry and USDA standards. Fundamentals of processing foods of animal orgin to add value, maintain quality and ensure safety.

AN S 305. Livestock Evaluation.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Junior classification; AN S 270L recommended
Fall semester leads to 475A or D. Breeding animal and market animal evaluation of beef, swine and sheep using contemporary techniques and tools. Communication and decision-making skills are practiced in the context of making selection decisions.

AN S 306. Equine Evaluation.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: sophomore classification or permission of instructor
Detailed visual evaluation of conformation and performance of the equine athlete. Decision-making skills are practiced in the context of making selection choices. Development of written and oral communication skills as students defend their judgments. Industry trends will be addressed.

AN S 313. Exercise Physiology of Animals.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: AN S 214, BIOL 211, one course in chemistry
Interaction of physiological development relative to athletic performance in domestic animals, primarily equine performance.

AN S 317. Fundamentals of Equine Behavior and Training.

(0-6) Cr. 1-3.
Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 317 may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 317A. Fundamentals of Equine Behavior and Training: Young Horses at Halter.

(0-6) Cr. 1-3. F.
Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 317 may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 317B. Fundamentals of Equine Behavior and Training: Yearlings.

(0-6) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 317 may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 317C. Fundamentals of Equine Behavior and Training: Two-year olds and older.

(0-6) Cr. 3.
Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 317 may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 319. Animal Nutrition.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: AN S 214, course in organic chemistry or biochemistry
Structure and function of organic and inorganic nutrients. Digestion, absorption, metabolism and utilization of nutrients for maintenance and productive functions. Essential nutritive requirements of domestic livestock, poultry, and companion animals. Sources of nutrients, application of energy systems and concepts, and regulation of feed intake in animals.

AN S 320. Animal Feeds and Feeding.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: AN S 319
Composition, physical properties, and storage and processing of feedstuffs. Nutrient requirements of and diet formulation, and preparation systems for food and companion animal species at varying stages of age, activity or production. Manual and computer methodologies for diet formulation.

AN S 325. Biorenewable Systems.

(Cross-listed with A B E, AGRON, BUSAD, ECON, TSM). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: ECON 101, CHEM 163 or higher, MATH 140 or higher
Converting biorenewable resources into bioenergy and biobased products. Biorenewable concepts as they relate to drivers of change, feedstock production, processes, products, co-products, economics, and transportation/logistics.

AN S 331. Domestic Animal Reproduction.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Course in physiology
Comparative anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology of domestic mammalian animal reproduction. Techniques for the control and manipulation of reproductive processes.

AN S 332. Laboratory Methods in Animal Reproduction.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 331
Comparative reproductive anatomy with emphasis on the physiology of normal reproductive function; ways to control and improve reproduction; principles of artificial insemination in farm animals; pregnancy testing; selected laboratory exercises with written report.

AN S 333. Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AN S 331 or AN S 332
Application of embryo transfer and related technologies to genetic improvement of mammalian livestock. Techniques for control of female reproduction, embryo collection and transfer, embryo cryopreservation, and embryo manipulation. Gender selection. Economic and genetic aspects of embryo transfer.

AN S 334. Embryo Transfer Laboratory.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in AN S 333; AN S 332 or VDPAM 416; permission of instructor
Selected laboratory exercises related to embryo transfer such as synchronization of estrus, superovulation, detection of estrus, artificial insemination, embryo collection, embryo evaluation, microscopy, embryo cryopreservation, in vitro fertilization, embryo sexing, rectal palpation, and ultrasonography will be demonstrated and/or performed.

AN S 335. Dairy Cattle Evaluation.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification
Evaluation of breeding animals for dairy herds. Comparative terminology, decision making, and presentation of oral reasons. Trips to dairy cattle farms. Livestock handling.

AN S 336. Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: One course in physiology
Principles of behavior relative to animal care, management and environmental design to ensure animal well-being. Examination of basic neural-endocrine mechanisms involved in the animal's response to its environment. Awareness of animal protection, law and legislation. Methods to objectively assess animal well-being.

AN S 337. Lactation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S 214
The structure, development and evolution of the mammary gland. Mammary metabolism, milk synthesis; neural and endocrine regulation of mammary function. Immune function and health of the mammary gland. Current events related to lactation.

AN S 345. Growth and Development of Domestic Animals.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S 214; BIOL 313 or GEN 320
Basic principles of animal growth and development covered at the tissue, cellular and molecular level. Emphasis placed on skeletal muscle, adipose, bone, and immune system growth and development. The effects of genetics, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals on growth.

AN S 352. Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: One course in statistics, BIOL 211, course in genetics
Principles of qualitative and quantitative genetics applied to creating change in domestic animals. Impact of selection and mating schemes in achieving breeding program goals. Applications and impacts of biotechnological advancements in genetic manipulation.

AN S 360. Fresh Meats.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AN S 270; a course in organic or biochemistry
Impact of muscle structure, composition, rigor mortis, inspection, fabrication, handling, packaging and cooking on the palatability, nutritional value, yields, market value, and safety of fresh meat.

AN S 399. Animal Science Internship.

Cr. 0. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

AN S 399A. Animal Science Internship: Graded Internship Experience.

Cr. 2-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Learning experience focused on professional development for a career related to animal science. Journal, presentation, and creative component.

AN S 399B. Animal Science Internship: Supervised Internship Experience.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Learning experience focused on professional development for a career related to animal science. Journal, presentation, and creative component.

AN S 411. Addressing Issues in Animal Science.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Senior classification in An S
Life skill development emphasized in the context of exploring one's perspective of the most pressing moral and scientific issues facing animal agriculture. Clarification and communication of personal conclusions in small and large group settings expected.

AN S 415. Equine Systems Management.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S 216, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331
Application of advanced horse management - nutrition, reproduction, exercise physiology and business. Computer-aided management. Explore topics of current concern in the horse industry. Computer aided study.

AN S 419. Advanced Animal Nutrition.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: AN S 214, AN S 319, AN S 320
Detailed consideration of digestion, metabolism, and assimilation of nutrients. Recent advances and developments in basic nutrition.

AN S 424. Companion Animal Systems Management.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S 224, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331, AN S 352
Decisions facing the administrator of a companion animal enterprise. Financial and business goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the companion animal system.

AN S 425. Swine Systems Management.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AN S 225, AN S 270, AN S 270L, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331, AN S 352; ECON 230 or equivalent recommended
Decisions facing the administrator of a swine enterprise. Financial and production goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the swine enterprise. Computer aided study.

AN S 426. Beef Cattle Systems Management.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: AN S 226, AN S 270, AN S 270L, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331, AN S 352; ECON 230 or equivalent recommended
Decisions facing the administrator of a beef cow-calf or feedlot enterprise. Financial and production goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the beef enterprise. Computer aided study.

AN S 429. Sheep Systems Management.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S 229, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331, AN S 352; AGRON 334 recommended; ECON 230 or equivalent recommended
Decisions facing the administrator of a sheep enterprise. Financial and production goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the sheep enterprise. Computer aided study.

AN S 434. Dairy Systems Management.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AN S 235, AN S 319, AN S 331, AN S 320, AN S 337, AN S 352; ECON 230 or equivalent recommended
Decisions facing the administrator of a dairy enterprise. Financial and production goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the dairy enterprise. Computer aided study.

AN S 435. Applied Dairy Farm Evaluation.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S S 434; ECON 230
Evaluate nutrition, reproduction, milk quality, breeding, and related management practices of commercial dairy herds in a case study format. Students will apply knowledge gained in the classroom to commercial dairy farm situations and develop skills in information gathering, decision making, problem solving, and interpersonal communications.

AN S 460. Processed Meats.

(Dual-listed with AN S 560). (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S 270 and AN S 270L
Physical, chemical and biological properties of meat important to processed meat product characteristics. Ingredients, technology and equipment used for cured meats, loaf products and fresh, cooked, dry and semi-dry sausage products.

AN S 475. Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 475A. Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Meat Animals.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 475B. Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Dairy Cattle.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 475C. Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Meats.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 475D. Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Meat Animal Evaluation.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 475E. Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Horses.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 475F. Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Management Systems.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

AN S 480. Animal Industry Leadership Fellows.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: A. AN S 226; permission of instructor C. AN S 225; permission of instructor
Students broaden their perspective of the livestock industry through site visits, case-study (Fellows) projects, and cooperative learning experiences that capitalize on interaction skills in the context of studying the structure of the U.S. livestock industry. This for-credit offering represents the central academic focus of the Iowa State University Animal Industry Leadership Fellows Program. Study is species specific, and enrollment is limited. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

AN S 480A. Animal Industry Leadership Fellows: Beef.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: AN S 226; permission of instructor
Students broaden their perspective of the livestock industry through site visits, case-study (Fellows) projects, and cooperative learning experiences that capitalize on interaction skills in the context of studying the structure of the U.S. livestock industry. This for-credit offering represents the central academic focus of the Iowa State University Animal Industry Leadership Fellows Program. Study is species specific, and enrollment is limited. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

AN S 480C. Animal Industry Leadership Fellows: Pork.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: AN S 225; permission of instructor
Students broaden their perspective of the livestock industry through site visits, case-study (Fellows) projects, and cooperative learning experiences that capitalize on interaction skills in the context of studying the structure of the U.S. livestock industry. This for-credit offering represents the central academic focus of the Iowa State University Animal Industry Leadership Fellows Program. Study is species specific, and enrollment is limited. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

AN S 480G. Animal Industry Leadership Fellows: Poultry.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: AN S 223; permission of instructor
Students broaden their perspective of the livestock industry through site visits, case-study (Fellows) projects, and cooperative learning experiences that capitalize on interaction skills in the context of studying the structure of the U.S. livestock industry. Central academic focus of the Iowa State University Animal Industry Leadership Fellows Program. Study is species specific, and enrollment is limited. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

AN S 489. Issues in Food Safety.

(Cross-listed with FS HN, HRI, VDPAM). (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in FS HN 101 or FS HN 272 or HRI 233; FS HN 419 or FS HN 420; FS HN 403
Capstone seminar for the food safety minor. Case discussions and independent projects about safety issues in the food system from a multidisciplinary perspective.

AN S 490. Independent Study.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 490A. Independent Study: Animal Science.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 490B. Independent Study: Dairy Science.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 490C. Independent Study: Meat Science.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 490D. Independent Study: Companion Animal Science.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 490E. Independent Study: Equine Science.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 490G. Independent Study: Poultry Science.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 490H. Independent Study: Honors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 490I. Independent Study: Entrepreneurship.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

AN S 493. Workshop in Animal Science.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Workshop in livestock production. Includes current concepts in breeding, nutrition, reproduction, meats, and technologies that impact the animal industry.

AN S 495. Agricultural Travel Course Preparation.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Limited enrollment. Students enrolled in this course will also register for Agron 495 and intend to register in Agron 496 and An S 496 the following term. Topics will include the agricultural industries, climate, crops, culture, history, livestock, marketing, soils, and preparation for travel to locations to be visited. Information normally available 9 months before departure.

AN S 496. Agricultural Travel Course.

Cr. 0. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor, 30 college credits
Limited enrollment. Students enroll in both An S 496 and Agron 496. Tour and study of production methods in major crop and livestock regions of the world. Influence of climate, economics, geography, soils, landscapes, markets, and other factors on livestock and crop production. Locations and duration of tours will vary. Summer tour will usually visit a northern location and winter tour will usually visit a southern location. Information usually available 9 months before departure. Tour expenses paid by students.

AN S 496A. Agricultural Travel Course: International tour.

Cr. 0. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor, 30 college credits
Limited enrollment. Students enroll in both An S 496 and Agron 496. Tour and study of production methods in major crop and livestock regions of the world. Influence of climate, economics, geography, soils, landscapes, markets, and other factors on livestock and crop production. Locations and duration of tours will vary. Summer tour will usually visit a northern location and winter tour will usually visit a southern location. Information usually available 9 months before departure. Tour expenses paid by students.

Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

AN S 496B. Agricultural Travel Course: Domestic tour.

Cr. 0. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor, 30 college credits
Limited enrollment. Students enroll in both An S 496 and Agron 496. Tour and study of production methods in major crop and livestock regions of the world. Influence of climate, economics, geography, soils, landscapes, markets, and other factors on livestock and crop production. Locations and duration of tours will vary. Summer tour will usually visit a northern location and winter tour will usually visit a southern location. Information usually available 9 months before departure. Tour expenses paid by students.

AN S 497. Undergraduate Teaching Experiences in Animal Science.

Cr. 1-2. Repeatable, maximum of 4 times. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Development of oral and written communication skills of technical concepts in animal science. Emphasis on organizational skills, conducting activities and interpersonal communication skills. Responsibilities in a class under direct supervision of a faculty member. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 497 may be applied toward graduation.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

AN S 500. Computer Techniques for Biological Research.

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.
Introduction to UNIX and SAS for solving research problems, including organization of data files, transfer of files between workstations, developing models, and techniques for analysis of designed experiments. Introduction to matrix algebra for solving animal breeding problems using MATLAB and computer simulation.

AN S 500A. Computer Techniques for Biological Research: UNIX and SAS.

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.
First half semester course. Introduction to UNIX and SAS for solving research problems, including organization of data files, transfer of files between workstations, developing models, and techniques for analysis of designed experiments. Introduction to matrix algebra for solving animal breeding problems using MATLAB and computer simulation.

AN S 500B. Computer Techniques for Biological Research: Problem solving using matrix algebra.

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.
Second half semester course. Introduction to UNIX and SAS for solving research problems, including organization of data files, transfer of files between workstations, developing models, and techniques for analysis of designed experiments. Introduction to matrix algebra for solving animal breeding problems using MATLAB and computer simulation.

AN S 501. Survey of Animal Disciplines.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.
Required for Animal Science graduate students. Orientation to departmental and graduate school policies and procedures. Discussion of programs of research and outreach in Animal Science. Issues impacting the animal industry. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

AN S 503. Seminar in Animal Production.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Discussion and evaluation of current topics in animal production and management.

AN S 515. Integrated Crop and Livestock Production Systems.

(Cross-listed with A B E, AGRON, SUSAG). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years. Prereq: SUSAG 509
Methods to maintain productivity and minimize the negative ecological effects of agricultural systems by understanding nutrient cycles, managing manure and crop residue, and utilizing multispecies interactions. Crop and livestock production within landscapes and watersheds is also considered. Course includes a significant field component, with student teams analyzing Iowa farms.

AN S 518. Digestive Physiology and Metabolism of Non Ruminants.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years. Prereq: AN S 419 or NUTRS 501
Digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Nutritional requirements and current research and feeding programs for poultry and swine.

AN S 520. Digestive Physiology and Metabolism of Ruminants.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). (2-2) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years. Prereq: AN S 419 or NUTRS 501
Digestive physiology and nutrient metabolism in ruminant and preruminant animals.

AN S 533. Physiology and Endocrinology of Animal Reproduction.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years. Prereq: General physiology course
Development of structure and function of the reproductive system. Physiologic and endocrine aspects including puberty, gametogenesis, estrous cycle, pregnancy, maternal recognition, fertilization and early embryonic development.

AN S 536. Perinatology.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: One course in physiology; one course in biochemistry
Regulation of metabolism and development in the mammalian fetus and neonate is explored in a comparative manner. Emphasis will be on the dynamic changes in these relationships occurring at birth.

AN S 537. Topics in Farm Animal Environmental Physiology, Behavior, Stress, and Welfare.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester students focus on different topics related to farm animal environmental physiology, behavior, stress, and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line cooperative course involving instructors at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Illinois. Each topic may be taken only one time.

AN S 537A. Animal rights and philosophies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester students focus on different topics related to farm animal environmental physiology, behavior, stress, and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line cooperative course involving instructors at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Illinois. Each topic may be taken only one time.

AN S 537B. Brain mechanisms of stress.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester students focus on different topics related to farm animal environmental physiology, behavior, stress, and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line cooperative course involving instructors at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Illinois. Each topic may be taken only one time.

AN S 537C. Measuring behavior and welfare.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester students focus on different topics related to farm animal environmental physiology, behavior, stress, and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line cooperative course involving instructors at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Illinois. Each topic may be taken only one time.

AN S 537D. Environmental stressors.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester students focus on different topics related to farm animal environmental physiology, behavior, stress, and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line cooperative course involving instructors at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Illinois. Each topic may be taken only one time.

AN S 537E. Stress and the immune system.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester students focus on different topics related to farm animal environmental physiology, behavior, stress, and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line cooperative course involving instructors at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Illinois. Each topic may be taken only one time.

AN S 537F. Other related topics.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester students focus on different topics related to farm animal environmental physiology, behavior, stress, and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line cooperative course involving instructors at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Illinois. Each topic may be taken only one time.

AN S 540. Livestock Immunogenetics.

(Cross-listed with MICRO, V MPM). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years. Prereq: AN S 561 or MICRO 575 or V MPM 520
Basic concepts and contemporary topics in genetic regulation of livestock immune response and disease resistance.

AN S 549. Advanced Vertebrate Physiology I.

(Cross-listed with KIN, NUTRS). (4-0) Cr. 4. F. Prereq: Biol 335; credit or enrollment in BBMB 404 or BBMB 420
Overview of mammalian physiology. Cell biology, endocrinology, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, skeletal muscle and reproductive systems.

AN S 552. Advanced Vertebrate Physiology II.

(Cross-listed with KIN, NUTRS). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: BIOL 335; credit or enrollment in BBMB 404 or BBMB 420
Cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, and digestive physiology.

AN S 556. Current Topics in Genome Analysis.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years. Prereq: BBMB 405 or GDCB 510
Introduction to principles and methodology of molecular genetics useful in analyzing and modifying large genomes.

AN S 560. Processed Meats.

(Dual-listed with AN S 460). (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S 270
Physical, chemical and biological properties of meat important to processed meat product characteristics. Ingredients, technology and equipment used for cured meats, loaf products and fresh, cooked, dry and semi-dry sausage products.

AN S 561. Population and Quantitative Genetics for Breeding.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (4-0) Cr. 4. F. Prereq: STAT 401
Population and quantitative genetics for plant and animal genetics. Study of the genetic basis and analysis of variation in quantitative traits in domestic or experimental populations using phenotypic and molecular marker data, including estimation of heritability and other genetic parameters, linkage analysis and mapping of quantitative trait loci, and the impact of inbreeding, heterosis, and genotype-by-environment interaction.

AN S 562. Methodologies for Population/Quantitative Genetics.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: AN S 561, STAT 402
Basic theory for genetic analysis of animal breeding data. Course A (1st half semester) covers linear models, selection index methods, and basic theory for best linear unbiased prediction. Course B (2nd half semester) best linear unbiased prediction, including genetic groups, environmental adjustment, repeated records, multiple trait models, maternal effects models, and theory for maximum likelihood estimation of genetic parameters.

AN S 562A. Methodologies for Population/Quantitative Genetics: Linear Models and Genetic Prediction.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: AN S 561, STAT 402
Basic theory for genetic analysis of animal breeding data. Course A (1st half semester) covers linear models, selection index methods, and basic theory for best linear unbiased prediction. Course B (2nd half semester) best linear unbiased prediction, including genetic groups, environmental adjustment, repeated records, multiple trait models, maternal effects models, and theory for maximum likelihood estimation of genetic parameters.

AN S 562B. Methodologies for Population/Quantitative Genetics: Advanced Genetic Prediction&Parameter Estimation.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: AN S 561, STAT 402
Basic theory for genetic analysis of animal breeding data. Course A (1st half semester) covers linear models, selection index methods, and basic theory for best linear unbiased prediction. Course B (2nd half semester) best linear unbiased prediction, including genetic groups, environmental adjustment, repeated records, multiple trait models, maternal effects models, and theory for maximum likelihood estimation of genetic parameters.

AN S 570. Advanced Meat Science and Applied Muscle Biology.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: AN S 460
Ante and postmortem factors impacting composition, structure, and chemistry of red meat and poultry muscle/meat, the conversion of muscle to meat, and the sensory and nutritional attributes of fresh meats. Oral research reports and a research proposal.

AN S 571. Advanced Meat Processing Principles and Technology.

(2-2) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years. Prereq: AN S 460 or AN S 570
Physical/chemical relationships during processing. Effects of modern technology, non-meat additives and preservation techniques on quality and safety of processed meat. Laboratory demonstration of principles and technology.

AN S 590. Special Topics.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590A. Special Topics: Animal Breeding.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590B. Special Topics: Animal Nutrition.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590C. Special Topics: Meat Animal Production.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590D. Special Topics: Dairy Production.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590E. Special Topics: Meat Science.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590F. Special Topics: Physiology of Reproduction.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590G. Special Topics: Muscle Biology.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590H. Special Topics: Poultry Nutrition.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590I. Special Topics: Poultry Products.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590J. Special Topics: Experimental Surgery.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590K. Special Topics: Professional Topics.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590L. Special Topics: Teaching.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590M. Special Topics: Molecular Biology.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 590N. Special Topics: Ethology.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

AN S 599. Creative Component.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS. Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

AN S 599A. Creative Component: Animal Breeding and Genetics.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS. Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

AN S 599B. Creative Component: Animal Nutrition.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS. Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

AN S 599C. Creative Component: Animal Physiology.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS. Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

AN S 599D. Creative Component: Animal Science.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS. Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

AN S 599E. Creative Component: Meat Science.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS. Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

Courses for graduate students:

AN S 603. Seminar in Animal Nutrition.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Discussion of current literature; preparation and submission of abstracts.

AN S 618. Vitamins and Minerals.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years. Prereq: Biochemistry, physiology, basic nutrition
Understanding molecular aspects of vitamin and mineral metabolism and homeostasis in humans and animals. An in-depth examination of the chemistry of vitamins and minerals, including genetic mutations, proteins involved in absorption and excretion, and their necessity in biological processes.

AN S 619. Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism - Protein.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). (2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: BBMB 405
Digestion, absorption, and intermediary metabolism of amino acids and protein. Regulation of protein synthesis and degradation. Integration of cellular biochemistry and physiology of mammalian protein metabolism.

AN S 620. Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism - Energy.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years. Prereq: BBMB 405
Energy constituents of feedstuffs and energy needs of animals as related to cellular biochemistry and physiology. Interpretations of classical and current research.

AN S 633. Seminar in Animal Reproduction.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Discussion of current literature and preparation of reports on selected topics concerning physiology of reproduction.

AN S 652. Animal Breeding Strategies.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Prereq: AN S 561
Basic concepts and methods for design and evaluation of genetic improvement programs for livestock. Topic A. (1st half semester) Prediction of response to selection, selection index theory, multiple trait selection, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and marker-assisted selection. Topic B. (2nd half semester) Advanced concepts in design and evaluation of animal breeding programs, including modeling and optimization, derivation of economic values, gene-flow, and predicting rates of inbreeding. Each topic may be taken only one time for academic credit.

AN S 652A. Animal Breeding Strategies: Breeding Goals and Response to Selection.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Prereq: AN S 561
Basic concepts and methods for design and evaluation of genetic improvement programs for livestock. Topic A. (1st half semester) Prediction of response to selection, selection index theory, multiple trait selection, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and marker-assisted selection. Topic B. (2nd half semester) Advanced concepts in design and evaluation of animal breeding programs, including modeling and optimization, derivation of economic values, gene-flow, and predicting rates of inbreeding. Each topic may be taken only one time for academic credit.

AN S 652B. Animal Breeding Strategies: Design and Evaluation of Animal Breeding Programs.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Prereq: AN S 561
Basic concepts and methods for design and evaluation of genetic improvement programs for livestock. Topic A. (1st half semester) Prediction of response to selection, selection index theory, multiple trait selection, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and marker-assisted selection. Topic B. (2nd half semester) Advanced concepts in design and evaluation of animal breeding programs, including modeling and optimization, derivation of economic values, gene-flow, and predicting rates of inbreeding. Each topic may be taken only one time for academic credit.

AN S 653. Applied Animal Breeding Strategies.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: AN S 561 recommended
Industrial applications of breeding systems, selection methods, and new genetic technologies. One or more field trips to an industry breeding company.

AN S 653A. Applied Animal Breeding Strategies: Swine and Poultry.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: AN S 561 recommended
Industrial applications of breeding systems, selection methods, and new genetic technologies. One or more field trips to an industry breeding company.

AN S 653B. Applied Animal Breeding Strategies: Beef and Dairy.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: AN S 561 recommended
Industrial applications of breeding systems, selection methods, and new genetic technologies. One or more field trips to an industry breeding company.

AN S 655. Advanced Computational Methods in Animal Breeding and Genetics.

(3-1) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years. Prereq: AN S 500, AN S 562, Com S 207
Computational methods and strategies for analysis of large data sets with animal breeding data for use in research and industry applications. Course A (1st half semester) Strategies for handling large sets and for prediction using best linear unbiased prediction using a formal language and utility programs. Course B (2nd half semester) Strategies for estimation of genetic parameters and for use of non-linear models for genetic analysis of categorical and survival type data.

AN S 655A. Computational Strategies for Predicting Breeding Values.

(3-1) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years. Prereq: AN S 500, AN S 562, COM S 207
Computational methods and strategies for analysis of large data sets with animal breeding data for use in research and industry applications. Course A (1st half semester) Strategies for handling large sets and for prediction using best linear unbiased prediction using a formal language and utility programs. Course B (2nd half semester) Strategies for estimation of genetic parameters and for use of non-linear models for genetic analysis of categorical and survival type data.

AN S 655B. Computational Strategies for Genetic Parameter Estimation.

(3-1) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years. Prereq: AN S 500, AN S 562, COM S 207
Computational methods and strategies for analysis of large data sets with animal breeding data for use in research and industry applications. Course A (1st half semester) Strategies for handling large sets and for prediction using best linear unbiased prediction using a formal language and utility programs. Course B (2nd half semester) Strategies for estimation of genetic parameters and for use of non-linear models for genetic analysis of categorical and survival type data.

AN S 656. Statistical Methods for Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years. Prereq: AN S 562, STAT 447
Statistical methods for mapping quantitative trait loci in out-bred populations. Methods based on modeling covariances between relatives. Likelihood based methods using half-sib and full-sib families and extended pedigrees. Bayesian methods applied.

AN S 658. Seminar in Animal Breeding and Genetics.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.
Presentation of current research related to animal breeding and genetics.

AN S 670. Molecular Biology of Muscle.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years. Prereq: BBMB 405, BBMB 420, or BBMB 502
Ultrastructure of muscle; chemistry, structure, function, and molecular biology of muscle proteins. Molecular aspects of muscle contraction, development and turnover. Cytoskeletal proteins and dynamics.

AN S 684. Seminar in Meat Science.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. S. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Discussion and evaluation of current topics in research publications in meat science.

AN S 685. Seminar in Muscle Biology.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. S. Prereq: Permission of instructor
Reports and discussion of recent literature and current investigations.

AN S 695. Seminar in Animal Science.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. S.
Reports and discussion of current issues and research in animal science. One credit is required for all M.S. degree candidates with graduate majors in the Department of Animal Science, and two credits are required for all Ph.D. candidates with graduate majors in the Department of Animal Science. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

AN S 699. Research.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699A. Research: Animal Breeding.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699B. Research: Animal Nutrition.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699C. Research: Meat Animal Production.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699D. Research: Dairy Production.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699E. Research: Meat Science.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699F. Research: Physiology of Reproduction.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699G. Research: Muscle Biology.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699H. Research: Poultry Nutrition.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699I. Research: Poultry Products.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.

AN S 699J. Research: Animal Ethology.

Cr. 0. Repeatable.