Agriculture: Animal Science, Associate of Applied Science

Learn about modern animal production technologies

Take your first two years of Agriculture here at Ancilla College and choose to either go straight into the workforce or continue on with your education through our transfer program. Ancilla has agreements with nearly 20 four-year universities. You will make valuable connections with leading agriculture experts in all phases of the industry to help develop your ability and career opportunities.

Why Animal Science?

Animal Science (also Animal Bioscience) studies the biology of animals under the control of humankind, usually livestock species, such as cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and horses.

This degree will teach you the science and business of producing domestic livestock species. An animal scientist applies principles of the biological, physical and social sciences to the problems associated with livestock production and management. Animal Science is also concerned with foods of animal origin: meat, dairy foods, and eggs. The food industry is one of the largest and most important industries in the United States. In addition, animal science is concerned with aspects of companion animals, including their nutrition, care, and welfare.

If you are interested in efficient production of food animals, processing and consumption of high-quality meats and dairy products, use of companion animals for recreation or leisure purposes, or the maintenance of animal health and well-being, then a career in one of the many animal sciences fields may be your key to a rewarding future. Professional education and training in the animal sciences can prepare you for challenging career opportunities in such areas as animal production, breeding, health maintenance and disease control, marketing, processing, distribution, and numerous allied service industries. Additionally, it is a convenient major for biologists interested in animals and an eventual career after veterinary, medical, dental, or graduate school.

Suggested Schedule of Classes

Usual first semester courses

Writing I

Public Speaking

Agriculture National Government

Principles of Biology

Introduction to Agricultural Systems

Usual second semester courses

Writing II

Agricultural Microeconomics


Animal Health and Disease

Soil Sciences and Crop Production


Usual third semester courses

Principles of Biology II

Mathematics and its Application

Computer Literacy

Management Methods in Agricultural Businesses

Fundamentals of Horticulture

Usual fourth semester courses

Animal Reproduction

Meat Science

Agriculture Data Management

Introduction to Agriculture Marketing

Introduction to Range Management

What are my career options with this program?

Food Scientist

Agricultural Sales Representative

Agricultural Technician

Animal and Pet Health Worker

Farm/Ranch Manager

Livestock Technician