Dec 03, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal Sciences and Industry (B.S.) - Communications & Marketing 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


Select 2 courses from 2 other Agriculture departments–minimum of 5 credit hours. (1 hour courses cannot be applied, cannot use courses from AGCOM).

Journalism and Mass Communication Thematic Sequence

Students choose a track from the following Advertising, Journalism, Photojournalism, Public Relations, and Strategic Communications.

Marketing & Business (12 hours)

Marketing & Business Electives

Select 9 hours

Agriculture Electives (5 hours)

Select 2 courses from 2 other Agriculture departments. (1 hour courses cannot be applied, cannot use courses from AGCOM).

Minimum of 5 hours

See departmental list

Mathematics/Statistics/Computers (3 hours)

Select 3 hours

  • ASI 490 - Microcomputer Apps in Animal Science Credits: 3
  • CIS - Any course
  • MATH 150-799
  • STAT 325, 340, 350
  • AGEC 115 - Decision Tools for Ag Econ & 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 hours

See departmental list

Animal Science Electives

Minimum of 9 hours

6 hours must be ≥500-level, no more than 3 hours combined from ASI 561, ASI 599 and ASI 661.

See departmental list

Unrestricted Electives (8-11 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.