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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal and Veterinary Science, B.S.

The Department of Animal Science and the Department of Veterinary Sciences have combined their efforts to offer several degree options leading to the bachelor of science degree in animal and veterinary science. Courses in animal science, food science, and pathobiology are the core offerings in the various options.

Agriculture, in its broadest definition, is the nation’s largest industry. Livestock production is Wyoming’s largest agricultural enterprise. Animal agriculture and its associated industries offer many opportunities for the interested student. Whether a student is interested in production livestock, allied fields such as meat science, business or animal health, or wants to apply to a college of veterinary medicine, the degree tracks offered will form the basis for a challenging career in animal agriculture/biology. The various options provide maximum flexibility to meet the changing needs of students and their employers. For students interested in pursuing advanced research, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered.

Several degree options allow for specialization and graduate or professional school preparation. A brief description of each option and the educational opportunities they provide is given with the course requirements.

A grade of C or better must be earned in the following courses when the courses are required in the individual option for completion of the degree: ANSC 3010 ANSC 3100 ANSC 4120 ANSC 4540 ANSC 4630 ; FDSC 3060 , PATB 4110 PATB 4111 LIFE 1010 LIFE 2022 .

Students are encouraged to participate in activities related to their degree option. The university has livestock, horse and meats judging teams. Each team travels and participates in at least one major exposition a year. Each year, the Academic Quadrathalon competition is held, combining practical and classroom skills for students. Field trips, as practical teaching aids in many classes, are scheduled throughout the year. Internships are available to gain practical experience. Student organizations such as the Block and Bridle Club, Food Science Club, Microbiology Club, Range Club, the Pre-vet Club, Wyoming Collegiate Cattlemens Association, and the Ranch Horse Team provide additional educational and recreational opportunities.