Animal Science & Management

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

http://asac.ucdavis.edu

Master Advisor. J.G. Fadel

Advising Center for the major (including peer advising) is located in 1202 Meyer Hall; 530-754-7915. Each student will be assigned a faculty advisor through this office upon entering the major.

The Major Program

The Animal Science and Management major combines a thorough education in the basic biology of domestic animal species with a strong background in agricultural economics. Graduates of this interdisciplinary major will be well positioned to adjust to our rapidly changing world and job market.

The Program. The interdisciplinary program in Animal Science and Management combines a fundamental background in the natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physiology, nutrition, genetics, mathematics, and behavior), with an understanding of economics and humanities. After completing preparatory courses, students focus on both the animal species that interest them (horses, cattle, sheep, companion animals, goats, fish, crustaceans or mollusks, among others) and principles of managerial economics (marketing, finance, business organization or systems analysis). Students preparing for medical or veterinary school can meet professional entrance requirements with those of this major if they plan ahead.

Career Alternatives. Job opportunities for successful graduates are plentiful and include positions with banking and financial institutions, agribusiness, Peace Corps, and farms of all scales. Most Animal Science and Management graduates are well prepared for professional study (medical, law, veterinary, and graduate business schools) as well as graduate research programs leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Advanced degrees open doors to work as extension specialists, farm advisors, and teachers, and prepare students for international service.

Written and Oral Expression
Units: 8
Choose two; if not chosen for English college requirement:
8
CMN 130
Group Communication (Active)
4
CMN 136
Organizational Communication (Active)
4
CMN 140
Introduction to Mass Communication (Active)
4
UWP 101
Advanced Composition (Active)
4
UWP 102A
Writing in the Disciplines: Special Topics (Active)
4
UWP 102B
Writing in the Disciplines: Biology (Active)
4
UWP 102C
Writing in the Disciplines: History (Active)
4
UWP 102D
Writing in the Disciplines: International Relations (Active)
4
UWP 102E
Writing in the Disciplines: Engineering (Active)
4
UWP 102F
Writing in the Disciplines: Food Science and Technology (Active)
4
UWP 102G
Writing in the Disciplines: Environmental Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104A
Writing in the Professions: Business Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104B
Writing in the Professions: Law (Active)
4
UWP 104C
Writing in the Professions: Journalism (Active)
4
UWP 104D
Writing in the Professions: Elementary and Secondary Education (Active)
4
UWP 104E
Writing in the Professions: Science (Active)
4
UWP 104F
Writing in the Professions: Health (Active)
4
Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 69-75
ANS 001
Domestic Animals and People (Active)
4
ANS 002
Introductory Animal Science (Active)
4
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
PLS 021
Application of Computers in Technology (Active)
3
or
ECS 015
Introduction to Computers (Active)
4
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
ECN 001B
Principles of Macroeconomics (Active)
4
MGT 011A
Elementary Accounting (Active)
4
MGT 011B
Elementary Accounting (Active)
4
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016C
Short Calculus (Active)
3
or
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017C
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
PLS 120
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (Active)
4
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
STA 103
Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (Active)
4
or
Other courses in quantitative skills with prior approval of the Master Advisor.
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 27-30
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (Active)
4
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
or
ANS 100
Animal Physiology (Active)
5
Business Management:
14-17
ARE 100A
Intermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production and Consumption (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ARE 113
Fundamentals of Marketing Management (Active)
4
ARE 130
Agricultural Markets (Active)
4
ARE 136
Managerial Marketing (Active)
4
ARE 138
International Commodity and Resource Markets (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
ARE 120
Agricultural Policy (Active)
4
ARE 132
Cooperative Business Enterprises (Active)
4
ARE 140
Farm Management (Active)
4
ARE 145
Farm and Rural Resources Appraisal (Active)
4
ARE 157
Analysis for Operations and Production Management (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ANS 128
Agricultural Applications of Linear Programming (Active)
4
ARE 155
Operations Research and Management Science (Active)
4
Area of Specializations
Units: 14-16
Choose one area of specialization below:
 
Aquatic Animals
16
ANS 018
Introductory Aquaculture (Active)
4
ANS 118
Fish Production (Active)
4
or
ANS 119
Invertebrate Aquaculture (Active)
4
ANS 131
Reproduction and Early Development in Aquatic Animals (Active)
4
ANS 148
Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries (Active)
4
Companion Animals
16
ANS 042
Introductory Companion Animal Biology (Active)
4
ANS 140
Management of Laboratory Animals (Active)
4
ANS 142
Companion Animal Care and Management (Active)
4
ANS 148
Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries (Active)
4
Dairy
15
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
ANS 041L
Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (Active)
2
ANS 146
Dairy Cattle Production (Active)
5
ANS 147
Dairy Processing and Marketing (Active)
3
ANS 148
Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries (Active)
4
Equine
15
ANS 015
Introductory Horse Husbandry (Active)
3
ANS 115
Advanced Horse Production (Active)
4
ANS 141
Equine Enterprise Management (Active)
4
ANS 148
Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries (Active)
4
Livestock
16
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
ANS 041L
Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (Active)
2
ANS 143
Pig and Poultry Care and Management (Active)
4
or
ANS 144
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production (Active)
4
ANS 145
Meat Processing and Marketing (Active)
4
ANS 148
Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries (Active)
4
Poultry
15
AVS 011
Introduction to Poultry Science (Active)
3
ANS 143
Pig and Poultry Care and Management (Active)
4
ANS 145
Meat Processing and Marketing (Active)
4
ANS 148
Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries (Active)
4
Individualized
14-16
Students may, with prior approval of their advisor and the Master Advisor, design their own individualized specialization within the major. The specialization will consist of 4 to 6 courses with one of the courses being ANS148. The other courses will include an introduction, care and management, and processing and/or marketing aspects of the animal of interest.
 
Restricted Electives
Units: 8-10
Choose at least two additional courses with approval of advisor; minimum eight units; duplicate from Depth Subject Matter courses not counted:
8
ARE 018
Business Law (Active)
4
ARE 112
Fundamentals of Organization Management (Active)
4
ARE 113
Fundamentals of Marketing Management (Active)
4
ARE 118
Tax Accounting (Active)
4
ARE 120
Agricultural Policy (Active)
4
ARE 130
Agricultural Markets (Active)
4
ARE 132
Cooperative Business Enterprises (Active)
4
ARE 136
Managerial Marketing (Active)
4
ARE 138
International Commodity and Resource Markets (Active)
4
ARE 140
Farm Management (Active)
4
ARE 142
Personal Finance (Active)
3
ARE 143
Investments (Active)
4
ARE 144
Real Estate Economics (Active)
4
ARE 145
Farm and Rural Resources Appraisal (Active)
4
ARE 150
Agricultural Labor (Active)
4
ARE 155
Operations Research and Management Science (Active)
4
ARE 157
Analysis for Operations and Production Management (Active)
4
ARE 171A
Financial Management of the Firm (Discontinued)
4
ARE 171B
Financial Management of the Firm (Discontinued)
4
ARE 176
Environmental Economics (Active)
4
ANS 103
Animal Welfare (Active)
4
ANS 104
Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (Active)
4
ANS 106
Domestic Animal Behavior Laboratory (Active)
2
ANS 115
Advanced Horse Production (Active)
4
ANS 118
Fish Production (Active)
4
ANS 119
Invertebrate Aquaculture (Active)
4
ANS 120
Principles of Meat Science (Active)
3
ANS 120L
Meat Science Laboratory (Active)
2
ANS 123
Animal Growth and Development (Active)
4
ANS 124
Lactation (Active)
4
ANS 125
Equine Exercise Physiology (Active)
3
ANS 126
Equine Nutrition (Active)
3
ANS 127
Advanced Equine Reproduction (Active)
3
ANS 128
Agricultural Applications of Linear Programming (Active)
4
ANS 129
Environmental Stewardship in Animal Production Systems (Active)
3
ANS 131
Reproduction and Early Development in Aquatic Animals (Active)
4
ANS 136
Techniques and Practices of Fish Culture (Active)
3
ANS 137
Techniques and Practices of Avian Culture (Active)
3
ANS 140
Management of Laboratory Animals (Active)
4
ANS 141
Equine Enterprise Management (Active)
4
ANS 142
Companion Animal Care and Management (Active)
4
ANS 143
Pig and Poultry Care and Management (Active)
4
ANS 144
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production (Active)
4
ANS 145
Meat Processing and Marketing (Active)
4
ANS 146
Dairy Cattle Production (Active)
5
ANS 147
Dairy Processing and Marketing (Active)
3
ANS 149
Farrier Science (Active)
3
ANS 170
Ethics of Animal Use (Active)
4
ANS 192
Internship in Animal Science (Active)
1-12
ANS 194
Research in Animal Science (Active)
3
ANS 194H (Nonexistent)
 
AVS 100
Avian Biology (Active)
3
AVS 103
Avian Development and Genomics (Active)
3
AVS 115
Raptor Biology (Active)
3
AVS 121
Avian Reproduction (Active)
2
AVS 123
Management of Birds (Active)
3
AVS 149
Egg Production Management (Active)
2
AVS 150
Nutrition of Birds (Active)
1
ANG 101
Animal Cytogenetics (Active)
3
ANG 105
Horse Genetics (Active)
3
ANG 107
Genetics and Animal Breeding (Active)
5
ANG 111
Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques (Active)
4
NUT 122
Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (Active)
4
NUT 123
Comparative Animal Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 123L
Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (Active)
1
NUT 124
Nutrition and Feeding of Finfishes (Active)
3
ABI 102
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
ABI 103
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
ECS 124
Theory and Practice of Bioinformatics (Active)
4
MGT 100
Introduction to Financial Accounting (Active)
3
NPB 117
Avian Physiology (Active)
3
NPB 121
Physiology of Reproduction (Active)
4
NPB 121L
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (Active)
1
NPB 130
Physiology of the Endocrine Glands (Active)
4
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 120L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
2
WFC 130
Physiological Ecology of Wildlife (Active)
4
Total: 126-139