Animal Science

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Anita M. Oberbauer Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2223 Meyer Hall; 530-752-1250; http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/

Master Advisor. E.J. DePeters

Undergraduate Advising. 1202 Meyer Hall; 530-754-7915; http://asac.ucdavis.edu

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

Graduate Advising. 1249 Meyer Hall; 530-752-2382

Faculty. http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Anita M. Oberbauer Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2223 Meyer Hall; 530-752-1250; http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/

Master Advisor. E.J. DePeters

Undergraduate Advising. 1202 Meyer Hall 530-754-7915; http://asac.ucdavis.edu

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

Graduate Advising. 1249 Meyer Hall; 530-752-2382

Faculty. http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

The Major Program

The Animal Science major is devoted to the sciences central to understanding biological function of domestic and captive animals, their care, management, and utilization by people for food, fiber, companionship and recreation. Advances in science and technology, and an ever-growing human population, have increased the complexity of issues surrounding the care and management of animals. Specializations within the major allow students to develop a scientific appreciation of animals and their relationship to their environment. Graduates in Animal Science are able to advance the science and technology of animal care and management in an objective and effective manner for the betterment of animals and society.

The Program. The curriculum provides depth in the biological and physiological sciences and allows students to specialize within the broad field of applied animal science. Study begins with introductory courses in animal science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and statistics. Students undertake advanced courses in animal behavior, biochemistry, genetics, nutrition, and physiology and the integration of these sciences to animal function, growth, reproduction, and lactation. Students complete the curriculum by choosing a specialization in either an animal science discipline (behavior, biochemistry, genetics, nutrition, or physiology) or in the sciences particular to a class of animals (aquatic, avian, companion and captive, equine, laboratory, livestock and dairy, or poultry).

Career Alternatives. A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates. The primary goal of the major is to prepare students for graduate study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees; for continued study in a professional school such as veterinary medicine, human medicine or dentistry; for careers in research, agricultural production, farm and ranch management, or positions in business, sales, financial services, health care, agricultural extension, consulting services, teaching, journalism, or laboratory technology.

Graduate Study. The Animal Biology Graduate Group offers a program of study and research leading to the M.S. or Ph.D., degree in Animal Biology. See Animal Biology (Graduate Group); see also Graduate Studies.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 53-57
ANS 001
Domestic Animals and People (Active)
4
ANS 002
Introductory Animal Science (Active)
4
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
ANS 041L
Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (Active)
2
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
and
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
or
CHE 118A
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118B
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
or
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
PLS 120
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (Active)
4
or
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
Note: Some professional and graduate schools may require additional preparatory subject matter. Please consult the advising center.
 
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 39-43
Biology:
24
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
ANG 107
Genetics and Animal Breeding (Active)
5
ABI 102
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
ABI 103
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
or
ANS 100
Animal Physiology (Active)
5
Integrative Animal Biology:
13
ANS 123
Animal Growth and Development (Active)
4
ANS 124
Lactation (Active)
4
NPB 121
Physiology of Reproduction (Active)
4
NPB 121L
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (Active)
1
Laboratory; choose one:
2-6
ANG 111
Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques (Active)
4
ANS 106
Domestic Animal Behavior Laboratory (Active)
2
ANS 136
Techniques and Practices of Fish Culture (Active)
3
ANS 137
Techniques and Practices of Avian Culture (Active)
3
ANS 139
Experimental Animal Physiology (Active)
3
MCB 120L
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory (Active)
3
MCB 160L
Principles of Genetics Laboratory (Active)
5
NPB 101L
Systemic Physiology Laboratory (Active)
3
NPB 104L
Cellular Physiology/Neurobiology Laboratory (Active)
4
PMI 126L
Immunology Laboratory (Active)
2
Area of Specialization
Units: 20-23
Choose one area of specialization below; the program of study must be approved in advance by your faculty advisor. Courses must be taken for a letter grade.
 
Animal Science with a Disciplinary Focus
20
Select 20 upper division units, with approval from your faculty advisor, to form a coherent series of courses in one of the following disciplines: animal behavior, biochemistry, genetics, nutrition, or physiology
 
Aquatic Animals
20
ANS 018
Introductory Aquaculture (Active)
4
ANS 131
Reproduction and Early Development in Aquatic Animals (Active)
4
NUT 124
Nutrition and Feeding of Finfishes (Active)
3
ANS 118
Fish Production (Active)
4
or
ANS 119
Invertebrate Aquaculture (Active)
4
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics or Animal Science course, or other courses approved by your faculty advisor. Students in this specialization must take Animal Science 136 to meet their Laboratory Depth Subject Matter requirement. Students in this specialization may elect to substitute any of Biological Sciences 104, Evolution and Ecology 112, or Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120 and 121 for the 12-unit requirement under Integrative Animal Biology, with approval of your faculty advisor.
 
Avian Sciences
20
AVS 013
Birds, Humans and the Environment (Active)
3
AVS 100
Avian Biology (Active)
3
AVS 150
Nutrition of Birds (Active)
1
NUT 123
Comparative Animal Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 123L
Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (Active)
1
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science, or Avian Sciences courses or other courses approved by your advisor. Students in this specialization must substitute Avian Sciences 103, 121, and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 117 for the Animal Science 124 and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121 and 121L requirement under Integrative Animal Biology.
 
Companion and Captive Animals
20
ANS 042
Introductory Companion Animal Biology (Active)
4
ANS 142
Companion Animal Care and Management (Active)
4
ANS 170
Ethics of Animal Use (Active)
4
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (Active)
4
or
NUT 122
Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (Active)
4
or
NUT 123
Comparative Animal Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 123L
Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (Active)
1
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science or Avian Sciences course, or from Nutrition 115, 122, 123, 123L or other courses.
 
Equine Science
20
ANS 015
Introductory Horse Husbandry (Active)
3
ANS 115
Advanced Horse Production (Active)
4
ANS 141
Equine Enterprise Management (Active)
4
One from:
 
ANS 125
Equine Exercise Physiology (Active)
3
ANS 126
Equine Nutrition (Active)
3
ANS 127
Advanced Equine Reproduction (Active)
3
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics or Animal Science course, or from Nutrition 115, 122, 123, 123L or other courses approved by your faculty advisor.
 
Laboratory Animals
23
ANS 042
Introductory Companion Animal Biology (Active)
4
ANS 103
Animal Welfare (Active)
4
ANS 140
Management of Laboratory Animals (Active)
4
NUT 123
Comparative Animal Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 123L
Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (Active)
1
ANS 104
Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (Active)
4
or
NPB 102
Animal Behavior (Active)
3
APC 100
Comparative Vertebrate Organology (Active)
4
or
NPB 123
Comparative Vertebrate Organology (Active)
4
Livestock and Dairy
20
Select two from:
 
ANS 143
Pig and Poultry Care and Management (Active)
4
ANS 144
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production (Active)
4
ANS 146
Dairy Cattle Production (Active)
5
ANS 145
Meat Processing and Marketing (Active)
4
or
ANS 147
Dairy Processing and Marketing (Active)
3
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (Active)
4
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science or Avian Sciences course, or from Nutrition 122, 123, 123L or other courses approved by your faculty advisor.
 
Poultry
20
AVS 011
Introduction to Poultry Science (Active)
3
AVS 100
Avian Biology (Active)
3
AVS 150
Nutrition of Birds (Active)
1
ANS 143
Pig and Poultry Care and Management (Active)
4
AVS 149
Egg Production Management (Active)
2
NUT 123
Comparative Animal Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 123L
Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (Active)
1
Select additional upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Avian Sciences, or other courses approved by your faculty advisor. Students in this specialization must substitute Avian Sciences 103, 121, and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 117 for the Animal Science 124 and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121 and 121L requirement under Integrative Animal Biology.
 
Total: 112-125

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

James Murray Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2223 Meyer Hall; 530-752-1250; http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/

The Department of Animal Science offers five minor programs open to students majoring in other disciplines who wish to complement their study programs with a minor in Animal Science. Some courses have required prerequisites not included as part of the minor, and students should plan accordingly.

Minor Advisor. E.J. DePeters

Undergraduate Advising. 1202 Meyer Hall; 530-754-7915; http://asac.ucdavis.edu

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

Animal Science—Animal Biology
Units: 20
ANS 015
Introductory Horse Husbandry (Active)
3
or
ANS 042
Introductory Companion Animal Biology (Active)
4
or
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
and
ANS 041L
Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (Active)
2
or
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
and
ANS 021
Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging (Active)
2
ANS 103
Animal Welfare (Active)
4
or
ANS 104
Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (Active)
4
ANS 123
Animal Growth and Development (Active)
4
ANS 124
Lactation (Active)
4
or
NPB 121
Physiology of Reproduction (Active)
4
NPB 121L
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (Active)
1
Choose additional units to complete the 20-unit total:
 
Upper division Animal Science courses.
 
Animal Genetics courses.
 
NPB 121
Physiology of Reproduction (Active)
4
NPB 121L
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (Active)
1
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (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
Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
 
Animal Science—Animal Genetics
Units: 20
ANS 015
Introductory Horse Husbandry (Active)
3
and
ANS 042
Introductory Companion Animal Biology (Active)
4
or
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
and
ANS 041L
Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (Active)
2
or
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
and
ANS 021
Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging (Active)
2
ANG 107
Genetics and Animal Breeding (Active)
5
ANG 111
Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques (Active)
4
Additional upper division courses.
7-8
Choose additional units to complete the 20-unit total:
 
Upper division Animal Science courses.
 
Animal Genetics courses.
 
AVS 103
Avian Development and Genomics (Active)
3
NPB 121
Physiology of Reproduction (Active)
4
NPB 121L
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (Active)
1
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (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
Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
 
Animal Science—Aquaculture
Units: 20
ANS 018
Introductory Aquaculture (Active)
4
ANS 118
Fish Production (Active)
4
ANS 119
Invertebrate Aquaculture (Active)
4
Additional upper division courses.
8
Choose additional units to complete the 20-unit total:
 
Upper division Animal Science courses.
 
Animal Genetics courses.
 
ABT 161
Water Quality Management for Aquaculture (Active)
3
NUT 124
Nutrition and Feeding of Finfishes (Active)
3
WFC 121
Physiology of Fishes (Active)
4
Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
 
Animal Science—Dairy/Livestock
Units: 20
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
and
ANS 041L
Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (Active)
2
or
ANS 021
Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging (Active)
2
ANS 104
Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (Active)
4
Additional upper division courses.
12
Choose four or eight units:
4-8
ANS 143
Pig and Poultry Care and Management (Active)
4
ANS 144
Beef Cattle and Sheep Production (Active)
4
ANS 146
Dairy Cattle Production (Active)
5
Choose additional units to complete the 20 unit total:
 
Upper division Animal Science courses.
 
Animal Genetics courses.
 
NPB 121
Physiology of Reproduction (Active)
4
NPB 121L
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (Active)
1
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (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
Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
 
Animal Science—Equine
Units: 21
ANS 015
Introductory Horse Husbandry (Active)
3
ANS 103
Animal Welfare (Active)
4
or
ANS 104
Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (Active)
4
ANS 115
Advanced Horse Production (Active)
4
ANS 141
Equine Enterprise Management (Active)
4
ANS 125
Equine Exercise Physiology (Active)
3
or
ANS 126
Equine Nutrition (Active)
3
One additional upper division course.
2-3
Choose from:
 
Upper division Animal Science courses.
 
Animal Genetics courses.
 
NPB 121
Physiology of Reproduction (Active)
4
NPB 121L
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (Active)
1
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (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
Variable unit courses (92, 99, 192, 197T, 198, 199) are not allowed for the completion of this requirement.
 
Total: 20-21
Courses in ANS:
ANS 001Domestic Animals and People (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Animal domestication and factors affecting their characteristics and distribution. Animal use for food, fiber, work, drugs, research and recreation; present and future roles in society. Laboratory exercises with beef and dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, swine, laboratory animals, fish, horses, meat and dairy products. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 002Introductory Animal Science (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 001 and BIS 002A recommended. Open to students in Animal Science, Animal Science and Management, Agricultural and Environmental Education, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems majors. Growth, reproduction, lactation, inheritance, nutrition, and disease control in domesticated animals and species used in aquaculture; the application of sciences to animal production. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 012Animal Science: Basic Principles and Application (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Overview of domestic and global animal industries. Exploration of production systems, animal biology, genetics, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, health, behavior, research, biotechnology and welfare. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
ANS 015Introductory Horse Husbandry (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Introduction to care and use of light horses emphasizing the basic principles for selection of horses, responsibilities of ownership, recreational use and raising of foals. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 017Canine Behavior: Learning and Cognition (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Domestic dog behavior from basic principles of learning to complex cognitive behaviors; interaction between learning and cognition including how these processes contribute to interactions with humans; basic genetic correlates of learning and cognition. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Summer Session 1.
ANS 018Introductory Aquaculture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Historical and contemporary aquacultural practices. Interaction between the aqueous culture environment and the biology of aquatic animals. Impact of economics and governmental policies on the development of aquaculture. Interaction of aquacultural practices with larger societal goals. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 021Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 001 or ANS 002 recommended. Evaluation of type as presently applied to light horses, meat animals and dairy cattle. Relationship between form and function, form and carcass quality, and form and milk production. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 022AAnimal Evaluation (2) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—30 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 021; Or equivalent. Attendance at 3 one-day weekend field trips required. Domestic livestock species with emphasis on visual appraisal, carcass evaluation, and application of performance information. Emphasis on accurate written and oral descriptions of evaluations. Prerequisite to intercollegiate judging competition. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL, SE. Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
ANS 022BAnimal Evaluation (2) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—30 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 022A; Or equivalent. Attendance at 3 one-day weekend field trips required. Continuation of course 22A with emphasis on specific species: swine, beef cattle and sheep. Application of animal science principles to selection and management problem-solving scenarios. Prerequisite to intercollegiate judging competition. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL, SE. Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
ANS 041Domestic Animal Production (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Principles of farm animal management, including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, and swine. Industry trends, care and management, nutrition, and reproduction. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 041LDomestic Animal Production Laboratory (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 041 (can be concurrent). Animal production principles and practices, including five field trips to dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, and swine operations and campus labs. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 042Introductory Companion Animal Biology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Companion animal domestication. Historical, contemporary perspectives. Legislation concerning companion animals. Selected topics in anatomy, physiology, genetics, nutrition, behavior and management. Scientific methods in studying the human-animal bond. Discussions: application of biological concepts to problems related to companion animals. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 049AAnimal Management Practices: Aquaculture (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049BAnimal Management Practices: Beef (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049CAnimal Management Practices: Dairy (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049DAnimal Management Practices: Goats (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049EAnimal Management Practices: Horses (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049FAnimal Management Practices: Laboratory Animals (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049GAnimal Management Practices: Meats (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049HAnimal Management Practices: Poultry (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049IAnimal Management Practices: Sheep (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049JAnimal Management Practices: Swine (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ANS 049KAnimal Management Practices: Captive and Companion Avian (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2013 Winter Quarter.
ANS 090CResearch Group Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to lower division standing. Weekly conference on research problems, progress and techniques in the animal sciences. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 092Internship in Animal Science (1-12) Active
Internship—3-18 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to lower division standing. Internship off and on campus in dairy, livestock, and aquaculture production, research and management; or in a business, industry, or agency associated with these or other animal enterprises. All requirements of Internship Approval form must be met. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 100Animal Physiology (5) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002A; CHE 002B. Pass One restricted to students in the Animal Science and Animal Science and Management majors. Basic principles of animal physiology in domesticated and captive animals with a comparative approach. Molecular, biochemical, chemical and physical aspects and their influences on function of physiological systems in animals. Not open for credit to students who have taken NPB 101. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ANS 103Animal Welfare (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 104 or NPB 102 or WFC 141; or Consent of Instructor. Restricted to upper division standing. Application of principles of animal behavior and physiology to assessment and improvement of the welfare of wild, captive, and domestic animals. Topics include animal pain, stress, cognition, motivation, emotions, and preferences, as well as environmental enrichment methods. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 104Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 002 or BIS 002B. Basic principles of animal behavior as applied to domesticated species. Emphasis placed on application of the principles of animal behavior. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
ANS 106Domestic Animal Behavior Laboratory (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 104 or NPB 102; or Consent of Instructor. Research experience with the behavior of large domestic animals. Experimental design, methods of data collection and analysis, and reporting of experimental results. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 107Zoo Biology and Research (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002B. Introduction to the modern zoo, including history, staffing structure, aspects of animal care such as housing, social management, and enrichment, research in genetics, health, nutrition, behavior, cognition, and guest perceptions. Requires a visit to the Sacramento Zoo and development of a project research proposal based on a specific exhibit at the zoo. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 2.
ANS 112Sustainable Animal Agriculture (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002B or ANS 001; STA 100 or PLS 120 recommended. Current applications of sustainable animal agriculture including the challenges of animal production, animal needs, animal well-being, and protection of the environment and resources for future food supply systems. Various scenarios for meeting sustainability objectives are evaluated using computing modeling. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SS. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 115Advanced Horse Production (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 015; BIS 101; NUT 115; (ANS 100 or NPB 101); or Consent of Instructor. Feeding, breeding, and management of horses; application of the basic principles of animal science to problems of production of all types of horses. Designed for students who wish to become professionally involved in the horse industry. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 118Fish Production (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): WFC 120. Current practices in fish production; relationship between the biological aspects of a species and the production systems, husbandry, management, and marketing practices utilized. Emphasis on species currently reared in California. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 119Invertebrate Aquaculture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002B. Management, breeding and feeding of aquatic invertebrates; application of basic principles of physiology, reproduction, and nutrition to production of mollusks and crustaceans for human food; emphasis on interaction of species biology and managerial techniques on production efficiencies. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 120Principles of Meat Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 002. Restricted to upper division standing. Anatomical, physiological, developmental, and biochemical aspects of muscle underlying the conversion of muscle to meat. Includes meat processing, preservation, microbiology, and public health issues associated with meat products. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 120LMeat Science Laboratory (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 002; ANS 120 (can be concurrent). Restricted to upper division standing. Laboratory exercises and student participation in transformation of live animal to carcass and meat, structural and biochemical changes related to meat quality, chemical and sensory evaluation of meat, and field trips to packing plant and processing plant. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 123Animal Growth and Development (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ABI 103 or BIS 103); (ANS 100 or NPB 101). Growth and development of animals from conception to maturity, viewed from practical and biological perspectives; includes genetic, metabolic, nutritional control of cell and organism function. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 124Lactation (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NPB 101 or ANS 100); (ABI 103 (can be concurrent) or BIS 103 (can be concurrent)). Consideration of the biochemical, genetic, physiological, nutritional, and structural factors relating to mammary gland development, the initiation of lactation, the composition of milk and lactational performance. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 125Equine Exercise Physiology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NPB 101 or ANS 100); ANS 015. Basic and applied physiology of the exercising horse. Includes physiological systems, gait analysis, lameness, pharmacology, sports medicine; sport horse performance evaluation and conditioning. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 126Equine Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 015; NUT 115. Equine digestion, digestive physiology, diet development and evaluation, and the relationship of the topics to recommended feeding practices and nutritional portfolios. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
ANS 127Advanced Equine Reproduction (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 115; (ANS 100 or NPB 101). Reproductive physiology, anatomy and endocrinology of the mare and stallion. Emphasis on structure/function relationships as they are applied to improving equine reproductive management and efficiency. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 128Agricultural Applications of Linear Programming (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLS 021 or ECS 015; or Consent of Instructor. Restricted to upper division standing. Applications of linear programming in agriculture, emphasizing resource allocation problems and decision making. Problems include crop production, ration formulation, and farm management. Hands-on experience in developing linear programs and interpreting the results. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 129Environmental Stewardship in Animal Production Systems (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 010 or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B)), CHE 002A, CHE 002B, (CHE 008A, CHE 008B) or (CHE 118A, CHE 118B); and Consent of Instructor. Management principles of environmental stewardship for grazing lands, animal feeding, operations and aquaculture operations; existing regulations, sample analyses, interpretation and utilization of data, evaluation of alternative practices, and policy development. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 131Reproduction and Early Development in Aquatic Animals (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MCB 150; WFC 120; or Consent of Instructor. Physiological and developmental functions related to reproduction, breeding efficiency and fertility of animals commonly used in aquaculture. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 135Production Animal Laboratory (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork. Prerequisite(s): ABI 102; ABI 103; (NPB 101 or ANS 100). Pass One restricted to Animal Science and Animal Science and Management students. Biochemical methods for developing and conducting research with production animals, and interpreting and presenting data. Laboratory focus course which uses sheep as model. There may be one or two mandatory all day Saturday field trips. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 136Techniques and Practices of Fish Culture (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 002; BIS 002A; BIS 002B; BIS 002C; ((CHE 008A, CHE 008B) or (CHE 118A, CHE 118B)). Restricted to upper division standing. Daily care and maintenance of fish in residential aquariums, research and commercial facilities. Biological and environmental factors important to sound management of fish. Laboratories focus on fish culture including growth trials and biochemical assays. Not open for credit to students who have previously completed ANS 136A or ANS 137. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 137Techniques and Practices of Avian Culture (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 002; BIS 002A; BIS 002B; BIS 002C; ((CHE 008A, CHE 008B) or (CHE 118A, CHE 118B)). Restricted to upper division standing. Daily care and maintenance of birds for research, commercial production and companion or hobby uses. Biological and environmental factors important to sound management of birds. Laboratories focus on bird husbandry, management and care and include growth trials and biochemical assays. Not open for credit to students who have previously completed ANS 136B or ANS 137. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 139Experimental Animal Physiology (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ABI 102; BIS 101; or Consent of Instructor. Restricted to seniors in the Animal Science and Animal Science and Management majors. Combination of theory and hands-on experiences in animal physiology using various experimental techniques. Practical laboratory skill development from cellular level to whole animal, in areas such as genetics, endocrinology, histology and physiological function. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ANS 140Management of Laboratory Animals (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NPB 101 or ANS 100. Laboratory animal management procedures in view of animal physiology, health and welfare, government regulations, and experimental needs. Clinical techniques using rodents and rabbits as models. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 141Equine Enterprise Management (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 115; ECN 001A and ECN 001B recommended. Examination of the concepts and principles involved in the operation of an equine enterprise. Essential aspects of equine enterprise management, including equine law, marketing, cash flow analysis, and impact of state and federal regulations. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 142Companion Animal Care and Management (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 042; BIS 101; (NPB 101 or ANS 100); ABI 102 or BIS 102 and ABI 103 or BIS 103 recommended. Management and production of companion animals. Integration of the disciplinary principles of behavior, genetics, nutrition, and physiology as related to the care of companion animals. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 143Pig and Poultry Care and Management (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 115; (NPB 101 or ANS 100); ANS 041; or Consent of Instructor. Care and management of swine, broilers and turkeys as related to environmental physiology, nutrition and metabolism, disease management and reproduction. Saturday field trips. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 144Beef Cattle and Sheep Production (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 041; NUT 115; or Consent of Instructor. Animal Genetics 107 recommended. Genetics, physiology, nutrition, economics and business in beef cattle and sheep production. Resources used, species differences, range and feedlot operations. Emphasis on integration and information needed in methods for management of livestock enterprises. One or two Saturday field trips. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 145Meat Processing and Marketing (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 002; Consent of Instructor. Distribution, processing and marketing of meat and meat products. Meat and meat animal grading and pricing. Government regulations and social/consumer concerns. Future trends and impact on production management practices. Includes poultry. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 146Dairy Cattle Production (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 115; or Consent of Instructor. ANG 107 recommended. Scientific principles from genetics, nutrition, physiology, and related fields applied to conversion of animal feed to human food through dairy animals. Management and economic decisions are related to animal biology considering the environment and animal well-being. Mandatory Saturday field-trip. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 147Dairy Processing and Marketing (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 002; or Consent of Instructor. Restricted to upper division standing. Examination of distribution systems, processing practices, product quality, impact of government policy (domestic and foreign), marketing alternatives, and product development. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ANS 148Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to students with upper division standing. Examination and application of decision making and problem solving in the production enterprise. The areas of production analysis, problem solving, risk analysis and cost-benefit analysis will be examined in terms of the total enterprise. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 149Farrier Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 115. In-depth examination of the structure-function relationship of the equine hoof and how it relates to conformation, injury and performance. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
ANS 149LFarrier Science Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 149 (can be concurrent); or Consent of Instructor. Art and science of horseshoeing in equine related fields. Proper use of the tools, materials and techniques in the fabrication of shoes and safe preparation of the hoof for application of shoes. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1999 Spring Quarter.
ANS 170Ethics of Animal Use (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Any basic course in composition or speech, or completion of college English requirement. Ethical issues relating to animal use in contemporary society. Integration of philosophical theories with scientific evidence relating to animal behavior, mentality, and welfare. Uses of animals in agriculture, research, and as companions. Ethical responsibilities regarding wildlife and the environment. (Letter.) GE credit: SL, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 190CResearch Group Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Advanced standing. Weekly conference on research problems, progress and techniques in the animal sciences. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 192Internship in Animal Science (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Completion of 84 units. Internship off and on campus in dairy, livestock and aquaculture production, research and management; or in a business, industry, or agency associated with these or other animal enterprises. All requirements of Internship Approval Form must be met. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 194Research in Animal Science (3) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANS 106 or ANS 135 or ANS 136 or ANS 137 or ANS 139 or ANG 111; or ANS 133; and Consent of Instructor. Research with a faculty mentor. Weekly discussion and laboratory on specific research topic. May include a seminar to research group. Choose from sections: (1) Animal Behavior; (2) Animal Genetics; (3) Animal Nutrition; (4) Animal Physiology. May be repeated up to 4 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 194HAUndergraduate Honors Thesis in Animal Science (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—9 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NPB 101 or ANS 100); (ABI 103 or BIS 103); and Consent of Instructor. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.200 and selection by the Honors Selection Committee. Students will carry out a research project (chosen from faculty-suggested or approved proposals) during the academic year under the guidance of a faculty member. Upon completion, student will write a thesis and present a public seminar describing his/her research. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 194HBUndergraduate Honors Thesis in Animal Science (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—9 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NPB 101 or ANS 100); (ABI 103 or BIS 103); and Consent of Instructor. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.200 and selection by the Honors Selection Committee. Students will carry out a research project (chosen from faculty-suggested or approved proposals) during the academic year under the guidance of a faculty member. Upon completion, student will write a thesis and present a public seminar describing his/her research. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 194HCUndergraduate Honors Thesis in Animal Science (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—9 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NPB 101 or ANS 100); (ABI 103 or BIS 103); and Consent of Instructor. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.200 and selection by the Honors Selection Committee. Students will carry out a research project (chosen from faculty-suggested or approved proposals) during the academic year under the guidance of a faculty member. Upon completion, student will write a thesis and present a public seminar describing his/her research. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 197TTutoring in Animal Science (1-2) Active
Tutorial—1-2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Animal Science or related major; upper division standing. Tutoring of students in lower division animal science courses; weekly conference with instructors in charge of courses; written critiques of teaching procedures. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Selected topics relating to the animal sciences. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to students with upper division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ANS 200Strategies in Animal Production (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Examines the forces and issues in animal agriculture through the strategic management process. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 206Models in Agriculture and Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016B; STA 108. Basic model building principles and techniques for statistical and systems simulation models. Optimization techniques for non-linear experimental designs and management models are presented. Quantitative analysis and evaluation of linear and non-linear equations used in agriculture and nutrition. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 259Literature in Animal Science (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Critical presentation and analysis of recent journal articles in animal science. May be repeated up to 9 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
ANS 290Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Reports and discussions of topics of interest in genetics, nutrition, and physiology as they apply to animal science. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 290CResearch Group Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Weekly conference on research problems, progress and techniques in the animal sciences. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 291Current Research in Animal Science (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Current research in animal science explored at weekly seminars presented by guest lecturers. Discussion of research presented. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 297Supervised Teaching in Animal Science (2) Active
Variable—6 hour(s). Practical experience in teaching Animal Science at University level; curriculum design and evaluation; preparation and presentation of material. Assistance in laboratories, discussion sections, and evaluation of student work. Evaluation letter sent to the graduate advisor with copy to the student. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Discussion—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lectures and discussions of advanced topics in the animal sciences. (Sect. 1, 2, 3-letter grading; from Sect. 4 on-S/U grading only.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANS 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.