Animal and Nutritional Science
The Animal and Nutritional Sciences program prepares students for a variety of career options – graduate work, professional school, commercial agriculture and the food industry. Students can obtain one of two degrees – bachelor of science in agriculture or bachelor of science.
Opportunities for graduates include animal, dairy and poultry production and management, testing and inspecting, technical sales, and basic research in private industry, education and federal and state agencies.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearA&VS 105 Professional Orientation CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry BIOL 101 General Biology BIOL 103 General Biology Laboratory MATH 126 College Algebra
Senior YearARE 421 Rural Enterprise Development ARE 435 Marketing Livestock Products ANPR 339 Advanced Evaluation of Animal Products WMAN 100 The Tradition of Hunting
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- Located on the outskirts of Morgantown, the Animal Sciences Farm houses 140 dairy animals, 60 beef cattle, 60 hogs, 170 sheep, 800 chickens, 50 turkeys and 100 ruffed grouse during a typical year.
- The Davis-Michael Scholars Program provides scholarships, internships, seminars and other support for Animal and Nutritional Science students preparing for professional veterinary and medical education.
- Animal and Nutritional Sciences is the most popular undergraduate major in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.
- Seventy-three percent of veterinary school applicants from the Davis College are admitted. The national average of 42%.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Alecia Larew Naugle
Dr. Naugle is a veterinary epidemiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. She works as a biostatistician in the Office of Public Health Science. During her junior year in the animal and veterinary sciences program at WVU, Dr. Naugle was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University. She received her DVM in 1998 and practiced in a mixed animal veterinary clinic in Holmes County, Ohio, before returning to OSU to pursue a Ph.D. in veterinary epidemiology.
Dr. Moore is a world-renowned equine surgeon best known for giving Molly the pony a new leg and a new lease on life. After Hurricane Katrina, he led a large-scale rescue effort for almost 500 horses, along with other animals. He now serves as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, among other roles, at The Ohio State University, where he is advancing research and service to animals in the state. A native of Spencer, West Virginia, Moore received a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Veterinary Science from the WVU in 1986, and his DVM and PhD degrees from The Ohio State University in 1989 and 1994, respectively.