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Agriculture (Animal Science Track), AAS Degree

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Offered at ECC (Code: EVANS)

The animal science major is designed for students who have an interest in animal production, management, sales, research, and health care. Your course work will focus on domestic animals - beef and dairy cattle, cats, dogs, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, and the services related to these animals.

An animal science degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers in agriculture and veterinary medicine, livestock production, agribusiness and finance, livestock sales and promotion, biotechnology, pre-law and pre-medicine, and international agriculture.

Plan of Study

General Education

Social/Behavioral Science/Humanities - Credit Hours: 3

(Select from AA Approved Courses list below)

Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours 32

Total Credit Hours: 18

Total Required Hours: 66

Courses Approved for AA



No more than 6 credits from one prefix. LIT courses not on this list will satisfy this requirement and transfer to all three Iowa Regent Universities as Humanities electives.

Math and Science

Must include at least one math and one lab science course.

Computer Education

Physical Education

Student Development


All transfer courses may be used here including courses listed above (if additional are taken beyond requirements). Students should plan their elective courses according to their college major if they are planning to transfer on for a four year degree.

A maximum of 16 hours of vocational-technical credits may apply toward elective credit with a maximum of 9 of the 16 being independent projects or experimental courses. No more than 6 activity credits (those having prefixes of PEA, MUA, and some MUS courses) may be applied to elective credits. Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements.

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