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Animal Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chico, CA, United States
The BS in Animal Science at California State University Chico prepares students for diverse careers involving all aspects of animal agriculture. Careers in animal production, allied industries, and pre-professional preparation for graduate studies are all possible directions for students obtaining this degree. 
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Overview

tudents interested in pre-veterinary medicine should pursue this degree. The degree emphasizes science-based study of animal production, including nutrition, health, reproduction, anatomy/physiology, genetics, and meat science. In addition, management level courses in several domestic animal species are offered. 

The Animal Science curriculum offered by California State University Chico delivers hands-on learning opportunities through its living laboratories at the Agricultural Teaching and Research Center's livestock facilities. Students who pursue this degree have the flexibility to follow one of the several different areas of study that directly prepare them for their career goals.

Career Outlook

Career opportunities appear excellent. Federal reports indicate that in the 21st century there will be more professional job openings in the agricultural and natural resource management sectors than there will be qualified graduates to fill those positions. Some graduates in agriculture enter positions leading to management responsibilities on the farm or ranch, in industry, in business, in governmental land management and regulatory agencies, or in research and education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The University Experience
  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Animal Feeds and Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • General Chemistry for Applied Sciences
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry for Applied Sciences
  • General Chemistry
  • Introduction to Agricultural Business and Economics
  • Farm Accounting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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  • Minimum required score:

    47

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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
  • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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