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Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr)

With the world’s population continuing to grow, it’s now more important than ever to address the increasing demand for food and fiber. Gain valuable knowledge in animal behavior, health, nutrition and management that will prepare you to make an immediate impact.

Overview

What is Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) at WVU like?

Description

This curriculum provides the necessary background in agricultural economics, agronomy, breeding, nutrition and physiology to prepare you for careers in production and management of dairy, livestock or poultry, food processing and technology, and graduate school.

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

  • Students routinely secure internships at zoos, research facilities and in the animal nutrition and poultry industries.
  • Students can train service dogs for course credit as part of WVU’s partnership with Hearts of Gold.
  • Students can participate in Livestock Judging, Poultry Judging, Dairy Challenge and Dairy Judging Teams.
  • Opportunities exist in areas of poultry feed research and immunology.

Rankings

What is Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) at WVU ranked?

Ranked16

Most Popular Animal Science program in the nation (College Factual)

Ranked23

Most Focused Animal Science program in the nation (College Factual)

Careers

What can you do with this degree?

Students are well-prepared for entry-level positions in poultry, equine, dairy and beef industries, as well as production management, pharmaceutical and feed sales, or to continue their education in graduate school.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

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Courses

What are the courses like in Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) at WVU?

Major Map

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Popular Courses

A&VS 150:
Introduction to Animal Science

Survey of major disciplines in animal and veterinary sciences with emphasis on related terminology; study of the development of breeds of livestock and their identification.

A&VS 251:
Principles of Animal Science

A comparative study of the production of meat, milk, eggs and wool. Nutrition, physiology genetics, hygiene and physical environment, and economics are discussed as bases for sound managerial decisions.

A&VS 281:
Introduction to Equine Care and Use

Survey of basic equine care, breeds, use, management, and behavior with a lab in equine safety and handling.

A&VS 343:
Equine Hoof and Limb

Students in this course gain in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the equine hoof and limb. Students will study tendons, ligaments, bones, soundness, hoof structure, shoeing principles, laminitis, and navicular disease.

ANNU 361:
Applied Nutrition

Feedstuffs, feed processing storage and additives, nutrient requirements and ration formulation for beef and dairy cattle, sheep, and horses. (2 hr. lec., 1 hr. lab.)

ANPR 344:
Light Horse Science

Application of breeding, nutrition, physiology, and pathology to production and management of light horses.

ANPR 350:
Milk Production

Feeding and management of dairy cattle. (2 hr. lec., 3 hr. lab.)(Regional campus course requires 30 hours of work on the campus farm.)

ARE 435:
Marketing Livestock Products

Livestock marketing practices and policies. Supply and demand, livestock price cycles, grading, marketing alternatives, processing and retailing. Economic analysis of alternatives, current issues, and trends.

Cost and Aid

How much does Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $411
Per Semester $4,932
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,864
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,091
Per Semester $13,092
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,184
International
Per Credit $1,091
Per Semester $13,392
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,784
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Ways to Save

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Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test score. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) has transfer articulation agreements with:

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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