Animal Production

A.A. - Transfer Degree

This degree encompasses science, production, marketing, research and utilization of animals and animal products in agriculture, entertainment and companionship. It prepares students for careers related to livestock agri-business, production and management. A strong animal sciences curriculum that includes genetics, nutrition and physiology combined a business component that includes economics, marketing, and management to prepare graduates for all phases of the livestock industry.

Program Purpose

2 + 2 program to the University of Arizona Animal Production Bachelor's Degree and to allow a pathway for students interested in Veterinarian Medicine or Pre-Professional careers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss basic information on the study of germination, emergence, growth, and reproduction of important economic species; and how these plant processes are influenced by the environment, such as soil-water-plant relations.
  • Discuss the fundamental principles of soil science, the origin, nature and classification of soils, the chemical, physical and biological properties in relation to growth and nutrition, and problems of saline soils.
  • Identify and discuss the processes of meat, milk, eggs, and wool production utilizing the following species: poultry, swine, sheep, goats, and cattle (dairy and beef).
  • Demonstrate animal management skills and techniques for beef, swine, sheep, goats, companion animals and  horses.
  • Demonstrate breeding and development processes for beef, swine, sheep, goats, companion animals and  horses.
  • Determine animal nutritional needs and feed requirements for major classes of livestock.
  • Identify the nutritional effects on carcass yield.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Departmental  Requirement
ANS 100 Animal Industries 4 Major Requirement
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 Elective
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE- Composition
MAT 151 College Algebra/GE 4 GE- Math

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ANS 240 Feeds and Feeding 4 Major Requirement
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE - Composition
MAT 270 Applied Statistics/GE 4 Departmental Requirement
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE 4 Elective

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ANS 130 Livestock Production and Management 3 Major Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 GE- Physical/Biological Science
CIS 120 or CIS 105 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 Recommended
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
AGS 101 Agriculture: Solving the Problems of the World/GE 3 GE - Humanities

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CHM 152 General Chemistry II/GE 4 GE - Physical/Biological Science
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 GE - Social/Behavioral Science
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE 3 GE - Arts
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish/GE (recommended) 4 Recommended
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Transfer Information

Arizona State University  BA, BS See program options None
University of Arizona  BS See program options 2nd Semester Proficiency

Transfer Tools

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AZTransfer will provide you with more information and tools on how to transfer to ASU, NAU, and UofA.

Need help with transferring?  The AWC Transfer Services office can provide you with individualized help to explore degree pathways and specific university requirements.  Visit their website or schedule an appointment with a transfer specialist.