Animal Production

Animal Production

The Animal Production concentration trains students for employment in traditional broad-based animal agiculture such as livestock production, business, and services related to livestock. Ranching, extension, livestock consultants, market livestock analysis, meat grading and animal recreationalists are additional examples of professional career opportunities available. The following is a suggested sequence of courses for students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with an Animal Production Concentration.

MAJOR (minimum 54-55 credit hours total, 36 credit hours advanced)

Animal Science: (30 credit hours)

  • 1101 Introduction to Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • 1401 General Animal Science
  • 3308 Agricultural Statistics
  • 3315 Behavior and Management of Domestic Animals
  • 3317 Livestock and Wildlife Nutrition
  • 3406 Meat Science
  • 4304 Reproductive Physiology
  • 4305 Agricultural Genetics
  • 4306 Control of Domestic and Wildlife Diseases
  • 4317 Senior Capstone

Natural Resource Management:  Select 3-4 credit hours from

  • 1402 Agronomy
  • 2301 Range Resources
  • 2302 Wildlife Resources
  • 3405 Horticulture

Concentration: (20 credit hours)

  • 2305 Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
  • 3201 Advanced Live Animal Evaluation
  • 3302 Swine Production and Management
  • 3305 Horse Production and Management
  • 3309 Sheep and Goat Production and Management
  • 3402 Beef Cattle Production and Management
  • 4311 Special Topics
  • 4311 Special Topics

Adviser:
Dr. Scott Ericsson, Professor
P. O. Box C-11
Alpine, TX 79832
Phone: 432-837-8200
Fax: 432-837-8409

Animal Science