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  Feb 19, 2018
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration (BS)


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Animal Science includes the fields of poultry, swine, dairy, beef, equine, and veterinary science.

Animal Science provides instruction and practical experience in judging, breeding, feeding, and managing livestock. Through course selection the student may prepare for livestock farming, management, business, or graduate study in animal science or veterinary medicine. Selection of directed electives permits special training for work with animal feed companies; milk, egg or poultry operations; food processing industries; managerial or marketing groups; supply and equipment cooperatives; agricultural extension services; public relations; and other organizations associated with animal production or management.

Opportunities are afforded students in Animal Science to obtain practical experiences in beef, sheep, swine, and equine operation and management through the University herds of registered livestock. A meat science laboratory for the study of meat cutting, preservation, storage and utilization, provides students opportunities for acquiring scientific and practical experiences in different aspects of processing meat. Breaking, training, and foaling are an integral part of Tech's popular equine program within the school of Agricultural Sciences & Forestry. A nationally affiliated chapter of the Block and Bridle Club and the Pre-Vet Club provide social and educational activities for students pursuing animal science as a profession.

Animal Science Curriculum (BS)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Fine Arts (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) 3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Total: 32 SCH


Sophomore Year


Humanities (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Major Courses


  • Select 2 ANSC courses chosen from:

Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Humanities (GER)


Major Courses


Electives


  • Any 300 or 400 level Agricultural Business course 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Any Plant Science course 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 27 SCH


Senior Year


Major Courses


Electives


  • Elective chosen in consultation with advisor 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 31 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


*Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration


Concentration courses chosen by student in consultation with advisor:

Notes:


  1. A maximum of 6 credit hours of AGSC 478  (Cooperative Education Work Experience) can be applied toward this curriculum.
  2. A combined maximum of 4 credit hours of AGBU 225 /AGBU 425  (Special Problems in Agricultural Business), ANSC 225 /ANSC 425  (Special Problems in Animal Science) and/or PLSC 225 /PLSC 400  (Special Problems in Plant Science) can be applied toward this curriculum.
  3. The student may not use AGBU 425  to satisfy the AGBU 300- or 400-level course requirement.

Applications to Veterinary Medicine Programs


Louisiana Tech University Animal Science students who have completed the admission requirements for entrance into a professional veterinary medical school may apply prior to completion of the undergraduate degree. Such a student may receive a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Louisiana Tech University, after successfully completing one year of veterinary school, if they meet the following criteria: (a) completion of at least 90 credit hours; (2) completion of all General Education Requirements (GER); and (3) completion of Animal Science 111 , plus 12 additional hours of 300-400 level Animal Science courses. The student is responsible for arranging transfer of credit from the veterinary medical school to Louisiana Tech University, and the student must follow procedures for application for graduation at Louisiana Tech University.

The Pre-Veterinary Medicine concentration at Louisiana Tech University is based on the requirements for application to the Louisiana State University (LSU) Veterinary Medical School in Baton Rouge. Application for admission to the LSU Veterinary Medical School is made in October for admission in the fall of the following year. Residence status is determined by LSU, and residence status at Louisiana Tech University has no bearing on such determination. Requirements for admission to professional veterinary programs in other states may vary.

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