Sep 30, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal Sciences and Industry (B.S.) - Business Option

Courses in the department give instruction in selection, breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of beef and dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and companion animals, as well as instruction in the processing and use of the products these animals provide. There are six options of study to choose from: animal products, bioscience/biotechnology, business, communications, production/management, and science/pre-vet.

In addition to classrooms, office space, and laboratories located in Weber and Call Halls, the department maintains several animal and poultry units within easy access to the campus that house the beef and dairy cattle, horses, swine, sheep, and poultry used for teaching and research.

Bachelor’s degree requirements


  • AGEC 120 - Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Credits: 3

Plus 2 courses from 2 other Agriculture departments-minimum of 5 credit hours. (1 hour courses cannot be applied, cannot use courses from AGEC)

Communications Elective (2-5 hours)

Select 1 course

See departmental list

Business & Economics Electives

Minimum 18 hours

See departmental list

Agriculture Electives (8 hours)

Agriculture Electives

Select 2 courses from 2 other agriculture departments NOT from AGEC. (1 hour courses cannot be used)

Minimum 5 hours

See departmental list


Mathematics/Statistics/Computers (3 hours)

  • ASI 290 - Microcomputer Appls in Animal Science Credits: 3
  • CIS - Any course
  • MATH 150-799
  • STAT 325, 340, 350
  • AGEC 115 - Decision Tools for Ag Economics & AgBus Credits: 2

Humanities/Social Sciences (9 hours)

Humanities/Social Sciences Electives

Maximum 3 hours from participatory courses. Courses must be taken from at least 2 different departments.

Minimum 6 hrs

See departmental list

Animal Science Electives

Minimum of 12 hours

9 hours must be ≥500-level, no more than 6 hours combined from ASI 561, ASI 599 and ASI 661.

See departmental list

Unrestricted Electives (8-12 hours)

Total credit hours required for graduation: (120)

45 hours must be at the 300-level or above

Must satisfy K-State 8 general education requirements.