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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Cook College Programs of Study Animal Science 067  

Animal Science 067

Degree: B.S.

Coordinator:James E. Wohlt (wohlt@aesop.rutgers.edu)

Advisor
Code
Office
Phone (Ext.)
Juan P. Advis
(AJ)
Bartlett 213D
2-9240
Carol A. Bagnell
(BQ)
Bartlett 102
2-0535
Wendie S. Cohick
(CP)
Foran 108B
2-8165 (105)
Julie M. Fagan
(FP)
Bartlett 109B
2-8354
Barry W. Jesse
(JE)
Foran 108A
2-8165 (104)
Henry John-Adler
(JH)
Bartlett 213C
2-3229
Larry S. Katz
(KT)
Bartlett 106
2-7426
Karyn Malinowski
(MD)
Bartlett 213F
2-9419
Kenneth H. McKeever
(MG)
Bartlett 003
2-9390
Sarah L. Ralston
(RM)
Bartlett 209
2-9404
Dipak K. Sarkar
(SF)
Foran 135
2-1529
Michael V.K. Sukhdeo
(SL)
Bartlett 217
2-3760
Mehmet Uzumcu
(UM)
Bartlett 119
2-6912
Michael L. Westendorf
(WD)
Bartlett 213F
2-9408
Carey A. Williams
(WT)
Bartlett 213E
2-5529
James E. Wohlt
(WH)
Bartlett 306
2-9454

The animal science curriculum provides training and career development for students having an interest in animal production and management or related fields (sales, research, health care). The biological sciences form a basis for the study and management of domesticated animals. Options are offered in animal industries, with specializations in animal agribusiness, livestock production and management, or equine science; laboratory animal science; and preveterinary medicine/research.

Animal Industries.Instruction and practical experience in animal science (selection, breeding/reproduction, nutrition, physiology, behavior) and appropriate courses in business provide students the basic knowledge and skills to manage commercial or research enterprises in the livestock (dairy/beef, poultry, sheep, swine) and horse industries or related fields (breed associations, feed/health care products). Students may specialize in animal agribusiness, livestock production and management, or equine science.

Laboratory Animal Science.Instruction and practical experience in this option emphasize the use and care of laboratory animals for research. Many graduates choose careers in animal care programs as well as research laboratories of major pharmaceutical and toxicology-related industries, many of which are located in New Jersey.

Preveterinary Medicine/Research.Rigorous instruction and experience are provided in the biological, molecular, and animal sciences in preparation for further education in medical or graduate studies. This option fulfills the academic course requirements of most U.S. veterinary colleges. Students completing this option also may enter medical and dental schools or pursue graduate studies leading to advanced degrees.

I. College Mission: Interdisciplinary Critical Analysis (5-6 credits)

11:015:101 Perspectives on Agriculture and the Environment (2)

11:015:400 Junior/Senior Colloquium (3)

II. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences

A.Life Sciences (8 credits)

01:119:101-102 General Biology (4,4)

B.Physical Sciences (9 credits)

01:160:161-162 General Chemistry (4,4)

01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)

III. Humanities and the Arts (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

IV. Multicultural and International Studies (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

V. Human Behavior, Economic Systems, and Political Processes

A.Human Behavior (3 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

B.Economic Systems

See VIII B below.

C.Political Processes (3 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

VI. Oral and Written Communication (6 credits)

01:355:101 Expository Writing I (3)

01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3) or equivalent intermediate or advanced course in writing or speaking

VII. Experience-Based Education

A total of 9 credits of experienced-based education is stipulated for each option. Appropriate cooperative education placements, subject to approval by the curriculum coordinator, fulfills the requirement. Practica, livestock-related courses, 11:067:493,494 Research in Animal Science, or equivalent research projects approved by the faculty adviser also may fulfill this requirement.

VIII. Proficiency in Animal Science (62-81 credits)

A. REQUIRED COURSES (14-17)

Quantitative Skills

Specific courses to meet the quantitative skills requirements are listed under VIII B option/specialization requirements below. Completion of precalculus (or placement in calculus) is prerequisite for courses fulfilling this requirement.

Computer and Information Technology Competence (0-3)

01:198:110 Introduction to Computers and Their Application (3) or equivalent

This requirement also may be fulfilled by passing an approved departmental competency test.

Professional Ethics

Ethics in animal production, management, and research are addressed in several required courses.

Additional Requirements (14)

11:067:142 Animal Science (3)

11:067:327 Animal Reproduction (3)

11:067:330 Animal Nutrition (3)

11:067:331 Animal Nutrition Laboratory (1)

01:447:380 Genetics (4)

B. OPTIONS (48-64)

1. Animal Industries (48-58)

Required courses (24)

33:010:272 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)

01:146:356 Systems Physiology (3) or equivalent

01:146:357 Systems Physiology Laboratory (1) or equivalent

01:160:209 Elementary Organic Chemistry (3) or equivalent

01:160:211 Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) or equivalent

01:220:103 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3) or equivalent

11:373:121 Principles and Applications of Microeconomics (3) or equivalent

11:373:241 Agribusiness Management (3)

01:640:115 Precalculus College Mathematics (4) or equivalent

One of the following three specializations:

Specialization in Animal Agribusiness (34)

Required courses

11:067:335,336 Livestock Production and Management I,II (3,3)

11:067:337,338 Livestock Production and Management Laboratory I,II (2,2)

11:067:406 Farm Productivity Analysis in the Animal Sciences (3)

11:373:231 Agribusiness Marketing (3)

01:960:285 Introductory Statistics for Business (3) or equivalent

At least two of the following courses (9):

11:067:200,204 Animal Practicum (P/NC2,2)

11:067:493,494 Research in Animal Science (BA,BA)

11:199:___ Cooperative Education (3-6)

Electives (6)

At least 6 additional credits approved by the adviser, depending on the student's interests and career goals. See additional courses listed in the Animal Science (067) section of the following chapter.

Specialization in Livestock Production and Management (28)

Required courses (22)

11:067:335, 336 Livestock Production and Management I,II (3,3)

11:067:337, 338 Livestock Production and Management Laboratory I,II (2,2)

11:067:406 Farm Productivity Analysis in the Animal Sciences (3)

At least two of the following courses (9):

11:067:200,204 Animal Practicum (P/NC2,2)

11:067:493,494 Research in Animal Science (BA,BA)

11:199:___ Cooperative Education (3-6)

Electives (6)

At least 6 additional credits approved by the adviser, depending on the student's interests and career goals. See additional courses listed in the Animal Science (067) section of the following chapter.

Specialization in Equine Science (24)

Required courses (18)

11:067:384 Horse Management (3)

11:067:390 Equine Nutrition (3)

11:067:402 Equine Exercise Physiology (3)

At least two of the following courses (9):

11:067:200,204 Animal Practicum: Section HO (P/NC2,2)

11:067:493,494 Research in Animal Science (BA,BA), with equine research faculty

11:199:___ Cooperative Education (3-6)

Electives (6)

At least 6 additional credits approved by the adviser, depending on the student's interests and career goals. See additional courses listed in the Animal Science (067) section of the following chapter.

2. Laboratory Animal Science (56)

11:067:200,204 Animal Practicum: Section LA (P/NC2,2)

11:067:275 Laboratory Animal Science: Management and Techniques (3)

11:067:404 Animal Diseases (3)

11:067:430 Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture (4)

01:146:356 Systems Physiology (3) or equivalent

01:146:357 Systems Physiology Laboratory (1) or equivalent

01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4)

01:160:311 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

01:220:103 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3) or equivalent

11:373:121 Principles and Applications of Microeconomics (3) or equivalent

01:640:115 Precalculus College Mathematics (4) or equivalent

11:680:390 General Microbiology (4)

01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)

At least two of the following courses (7):

11:067:335, 336 Livestock Production and Management I,II (3,3)

11:067:337, 338 Livestock Production and Management Laboratory I,II (2,2)

11:067:493,494 Research in Animal Science (BA,BA)

11:199:___ Cooperative Education (3-6)

Electives (6)

At least 6 additional credits approved by the adviser, depending on the student's interests and career goals. See additional courses listed in the Animal Science (067) section of the following chapter.

3. Preveterinary Medicine and Research (61-64)

11:115:403,404 General Biochemistry (4,3) or equivalent

01:146:356 Systems Physiology (3) or equivalent

01:146:357 Systems Physiology Laboratory (1) or equivalent

01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4)

01:160:311 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

11:373:101 Economics, People, and Environment (3) or equivalent

01:640:135 Calculus I (4) or equivalent

11:680:390 General Microbiology (4)

01:750:193-194 Physics for the Sciences (4,4) or equivalent

01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)

Three of the following (9-12):

11:067:404 Animal Diseases (3)

11:067:430 Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture (4)

11:067:450 Endocrinology (3)

11:126:481 Molecular Genetics (3) and 11:126:482 Molecular Genetics Laboratory (3)

01:146:322 Animal Histology (4)

01:146:327 Parasitology (3)

01:146:474 Immunology (3)

01:377:213 Functional Human Anatomy (4)

01:377:424 Human Anatomy (4)

01:640:136 Calculus II (4) or equivalent

01:694:315 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Research (3) or equivalent

11:704:441 Animal Behavior (3) orequivalent

At least two of the following courses (9):

11:067:200,204 Animal Practicum (P/NC2,2)

11:067:335, 336 Livestock Production and Management I,II (3,3)

11:067:337, 338 Livestock Production and Management Laboratory I,II (2,2)

11:067:493,494 Research in Animal Science (BA,BA)

11:199:___ Cooperative Education (3-6)

IX. Unspecified Electives (1-20 credits)


 
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