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Animal Science

Note: MSU's programs in the biological sciences are distributed across multiple departments.  MSU does not have a single Department of Biology.  For additional options see   Biological Sciences at MSU.

Department of Animal and Range Sciences

http://animalrange.montana.edu/

The animal science curricula are administered by the Department of Animal and Range Sciences. The curricula in animal science provide students with a firm foundation in the biological and natural sciences, animal breeding, reproductive physiology, nutrition and livestock production and management. Applications to production environments of the western United States are emphasized, including the close relationships among livestock, rangeland and natural resources. Three options are offered leading to a B.S. in Animal Science. Proper use of restricted electives allows students to tailor curricula to meet their individual needs.

The EQUINE SCIENCE OPTION emphasizes science and technology combined with practical aspects of management, horsemanship and training. Graduates of this program will have a firm foundation to meet the growing needs of the equine industry. This program is designed to prepare students for employment in breeding, nutrition, and management of facilities and land, as well as in the allied industries such as sales, feed, tack, and equipment. Students can tailor their program for more emphasis in biotechnology, business, or range management.

The LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT & INDUSTRY OPTION stresses the application of science to livestock production, incorporating courses in agricultural economics and business. Emphasis is placed on the application of the principles of economics, range science, genetics, physiology and nutrition in sustainable livestock production systems and business and management skills as they relate to livestock enterprises and service industries closely allied to livestock production. It is designed to allow flexible course work choices to prepare graduates to manage livestock enterprises or for employment with companies producing and marketing livestock, animal feeds and health products, as well as employment with a variety of communication and service organizations such as breed associations, commodity groups, livestock publications and government agencies.

The SCIENCE OPTION emphasizes greater depth in the basic sciences and is designed for highly motivated students who have a strong interest in graduate training or professional school. Individual curricula can be tailored to provide excellent preparation for veterinary school, medical school, or graduate studies in animal biotechnology, physiology, nutrition or genetics.


Curricula in Animal Science

EQUINE SCIENCE OPTION


Freshman Year F S
ARNR 100--Intro Animal Science 3
ARNR 101--Natural Resource Cons 3
ARNR 102--Montana Range Plants Lab 1
BIOL 102--Molec & Cellular Biol 4
CHMY 121IN--Intro to General Chemistry 4
ECNS 101IS--Economic Way of Thinking 3
Applied Courses 2
University Core and Electives 7 3
15 15
Sophomore Year F S
ARNR 230--Range Livestock Production 3
ARNR 236--Small Pasture Management 1
CHMY 123--Intro to Organic and Biochem 4
VTMB 271--Funct Anatomy Dom Anml 4
Take one of the following:
     BUS 201--Managerial Communication 3
     WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing 3
Take one of the following:
     ECNS 202--Principles of Macroeconomics 3
     ECNS 204IS--Microeconomics 3
Take one of the following:
     PSPP 318--Biometry 3
     STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics 3  
Econ & Business Elective 3
Applied Courses 2
University Core and Electives 3  
14 16
Junior Year F S
ARNR 320--Animal Nutrition 4
ARNR 321--Physiology of Repro 4
ARNR 322--Prin of Animal Breed/Genetics 3
ARNR 327--Equine Lameness 3
ARNR 337--Diseases of Dom Lvstk   3
ARNR 347--Equine Form to Function 3  
ARNR 476--Equine Internship (min. 3 cr.) 3
Econ & Business Elective   3
Applied Courses 2 2
16 14
Senior Year F S
ARNR 415--Equine Reproduction 4
Take one of the following:
     ARNR 422--Topics in Beef Cattle Nutrition 2
     ARNR 423--Equine Nutrition 2
ARNR 430--Horse Management 4
University Core and Electives 4
Econ and Business Elective 3  
Mgmt & Industry Electives 6 6
13 16

Applied Courses
(Select 8 Credits)
ARNR 110--Western Equitation 2
ARNR 114--English Equitation 2
ARNR 207--Intermediate English Equit 2
ARNR 208--Intermediate Western Equit 2
ARNR 211--Colt Breaking & Training 2
ARNR 213--Specialized Horse Training 2
ARNR 233--Livestock Mgmt-Horse 1
ARNR 235--Range and Pasture Monitoring 1
ARNR 314--Equestrian Instruction 2

Econ & Business Electives
(Select 9 Credits)
ACTG 220--Survey of Accounting 3
AGEC 210IS--Econ of Agribusiness Mgmt 3
AGEC 321--Econ Ag Marketing 3
AGEC 337--Ag Law 3
AGEC 341--Farm & Ranch Mgmt 3
AGEC 345--Ag Finance Cred Analys 3
AGEC 421--Adv Ag Marketing 3
AGED 353--Coop Bus Principles 3
BUS 221--Prin Accounting I 3
BUS 222--Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 301--Mgmt & Organization 3
BUS 341--Marketing 3
BUS 361--Intro to Law 3
ECNS 314--International Economics 3
MKTG 242D--Intro Global Markets 3
MKTG 343--Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG 345--Professional Selling 3

Management & Industry Electives
(Select 12 Credits)
ARNR 232--Livestock Mgmt-Sheep 1
ARNR 234--Livestock Mgmt-Beef 1
ARNR 240--Natural Resource Ecology 3
ARNR 345--Riparian Ecol & Mgmt 3
ARNR 353--Grazing Ecology & Mgmt 3
ARNR 410--Veterinary Entomolgy 2
ARNR 432--Sheep Management 3
ARNR 434R--Beef Cattle Management 4
ARNR 453--Habitat Inventory & Analysis 3
LRES 201IN--Soil Resource 3
PSPP 341--Field Crop Production 3
PSPP 342--Forages 3

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. University core requirements must be completed.


LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT & INDUSTRY OPTION

Freshman Year F S
ARNR 100--Intro Animal Science 3
ARNR 101--Natural Resource Cons 3
ARNR 102--Montana Range Plants Lab 1
CHMY 123--Intro to Organic & Biochem 4
BIOL 102--Molec & Cellular Biol 4
CHMY 121IN--Intro to General Chemistry 4
ECNS 101IS--Economic Way of Thinking 3
University Core and Electives 6
14 14
Sophomore Year F S
ARNR 200--Today's Livestock Industry 1
ARNR 230--Range Livestock Production 3
Take two of the following:
     ARNR 205--Intro Meat Eval (or) 2
     ARNR 309--Intro Lvstk Eval 2
     ARNR 231--Livestock Mgmt-Swine 1  
     ARNR 232--Livestock Mgmt-Sheep 1
     ARNR 233--Livestock Mgmt-Horse 1
     ARNR 234--Livestock Mgmt-Beef 1
     ARNR 235--Range/Pasture Monitoring 1
ARNR 240--Natural Resource Ecology 3
AGEC 210IS--Econ of Ag Business 3
Take one of the following:
     BUS 201--Managerial Communication 3
     WRIT 221--Intermediate Tech Writing 3
STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics 3
VTMB 271--Funct Anatomy Dom Animal 4
University Core and Electives 4
ECNS & Business Elective 3
14-17 13-15
Junior Year F S
ARNR 316--Meat Science 4
ARNR 320--Animal Nutrition 4
ARNR 321--Physiology of Repro 4
ARNR 322--Prin of Animal Breed/Genetic 3
ARNR 337--Diseases of Dom Lvstk 3
ARNR 476--Internship (minimum 3 credits) 3
Econ & Business Elective 3 3
University Core and Electives 3 3
14 16
Senior Year F S
Livestock Management Elective 3 3
Mgmt & Industry Elective 6 6
University Core and Electives 7 4
16 13

ARNR Livestock Management Electives
(Select 6 credits)
ARNR 331--Swine Production 3
ARNR 416R--Meat Processing 3
ARNR 430--Horse Management 4
ARNR 432--Sheep Management 3
ARNR 434R--Beef Cattle Mgmt     4

Econ &  Business Electives                       
(Select 9 credits)
ACTG 220--Survey of Accounting 3
AGEC 321--Econ Ag Marketing 3
AGEC 337--Ag Law

3

AGEC 341--Farm & Ranch Mgmt 3
AGEC 345--Ag Finance Cred Analys 3
AGEC 421--Adv Ag Marketing 3
AGED 353--Coop Bus Prin 3
BUS 221--Prin Accounting I 3
BUS 222--Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 301--Mgmt & Organization 3
BUS 341--Marketing 3
BUS 361--Intro to Law 3
ECNS 314--International Economics 3
MKTG 242D--Intro Global Mrkts 3
MKTG 343--Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG 345--Professional Selling 3

Management & Industry Electives            
(Select 12 credits)
ARNR 327--Equine Lameness 3
ARNR 345--Rip Ecol & Mgmt 3
ARNR 353--Grazing Ecology & Mgmt 3
ARNR 410--Veterinary Entomology 2
ARNR 421--Assist Repro Tech 4
ARNR 422--Topics Beef Cattle Nutr 2
ARNR 423--Equine Nutrition 2
ARNR 453--Habitat Inventory & Analy 3
LRES 201IN--Soil Resource 3
PSPP 341--Field Crop Production 3
PSPP 342--Forages

3

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. University core requirements must be completed.


SCIENCE OPTION

Freshman Year F S
ARNR 100--Intro Animal Science 3
ARNR 101--Natural Resource Cons 3
ARNR 102--Montana Range Plants Lab 1
BIOL 101IN--Organismal Biology 4  
BIOL 102--Molec & Cellular Biology   4
CHMY 141--College Chemistry I 4
CHMY 143--College Chemistry II 4
University Core and Electives 3 4
15 15
Sophomore Year F S
ARNR 230--Range Livestock Production 3
ARNR 240--Natural Resource Ecology 3
CHMY 211--Elements of Organic Chemistry 5
Take one of the following:
     BUS 201--Managerial Communication   3
     WRIT 221 --Intermediate Tech Writing 3
M 161Q--Survey of Calculus 4
Take one of the following:
     PSPP 318--Biometry 3
     STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics 3
VTMB 101CS--Intro to Biotech 3
VTMB 271--Funct Anatomy Dom Animals 4
University Core and Electives 1 1
15 15
Junior Year F S
ARNR 320--Animal Nutrition 4
ARNR 321--Physiology of Repro 4
ARNR 322--Prin of Animal Breed/Genetic 3
BCHM 340--General Biochemistry 5
Select 12 credits from the following:
     ARNR 337--Diseases of Dom Lvstk 3
     ARNR 410--Veterinary Entomology 2
     BIOL 301--Principles of Genetics 3
     BIOL 310--Comp Vertebrate Anat 4
     BIOL 311--Vertebrate Embryology 3
     BIOL 312--Histology 3
     BIOL 411--Animal Physiology 3
     MB 301--Gen Microbiology 5
     PHYS 205--College Physics I 4
     PHYS 206--College Physics II 4
University Core and Electives 2
14 16
Senior Year F S
Take one of the following:
     ARNR 476--Internship (minimum 3 credits) (or)     3
     ARNR 489R/490R--UG Resrch/Creative Activity Instr   (and) 4
     ARNR 400--Seminar 1
Must take at least 2 of the following:
     ARNR 331--Swine Production 3  
     ARNR 430--Horse Management 4
     ARNR 432--Sheep Management 3
     ARNR 434R--Beef Cattle Management 4
University Core and Electives 12 0
15 15

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. University core requirements must be completed.


ANIMAL SCIENCE MINOR (NON-TEACHING)

Credits
ARNR 100--Intro Animal Science 3
ARNR 101--Natural Resource Cons 3
ARNR 230--Range Livestock Production 3
ARNR 320--Animal Nutrition 4
ARNR 321--Physiology of Repro 4
ARNR 322--Prin of Animal Breed/Genetics 3
Take one of the following:
     ARNR 316--Meat Science 4
     ARNR 331--Swine Production 3
     ARNR 430--Horse Management 4
     ARNR 432--Sheep Management 3
     ARNR 434R--Beef Cattle Management 4
23-24

All students are responsible for meeting prerequisites for upper division ARNR courses.


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