College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Course Listing

Course descriptions for all ANSC courses can be found in the UMD Course CatalogCurrent semester offerings can be found in the online Schedule of Classes.

** Current complete listing of courses which have been approved to satisfy Management requirements and Advanced ANSC Elective requirements.
*Please note that as of Fall 2016, BSCI105 is now BSCI170/171, and BSCI106 is now BSCI160/161. Prerequisites have been updated to reflect the change in course numbering. 

Course Name

Semester Offered

Prerequisite

Meets Management or Advanced Elective requirement?

ANSC101- Principles of Animal Science

Fall and Spring, Every Year

none

 

ANSC103- Principles of Animal Science Laboratory

Fall, Every Year

ANSC101 as pre or co-requisite. MUST BE ANSC MAJOR.

 

ANSC110- Pasture Management and Hay Production

NO LONGER OFFERED, see ANSC282

 

 

ANSC115 - Careers in Animal Sciences

Spring, Every Year

ANSC101 and ANSC103

 

ANSC204 - Anatomy of Domestic Animals

Fall, every year

ANSC101/ANSC103, AND BSCI170/171

 

ANSC205 - Anatomy of Domestic Animals Laboratory

Fall, every year

ANSC204 as pre or co-requisite

 

ANSC211- Anatomy of Domestic Animals

Fall, Every Year (last offered Fall 2017, beginning Fall 2018 will be offered as ANSC204/205)

ANSC101/ANSC103, AND BSCI170/171

 

ANSC212- Applied Animal Physiology

Spring, Every Year

ANSC204/205 (formerly ANSC211) or equivalent

 

ANSC214- Applied Animal Physiology Laboratory

Spring, Every Year

ANSC212 as pre or co-requisite

 

ANSC220- Livestock Management

Fall, Even Years Only

ANSC101 and ANSC103

Management course

ANSC225- Love Me, Hate Me, Use Me, Save Me: Our Conflicting Views of Animals

Fall, Every Year *NOT BEING OFFERED FALL 2018

 

 

ANSC227- Eating with Eyes Wide Open

Fall and Spring, Every Year 

  

ANSC232- Horse Management

Spring, Every Year (will switch to Fall every year beginning Fall 2019)

ANSC101 and ANSC103

Management course

ANSC233- Equine Behavior

CURRENTLY NOT BEING OFFERED

ANSC232

 

ANSC235- Lamb Watch

Spring, Every Year

Grade of C+ or better in ANSC101 and ANSC103

 

ANSC236- Equine Business Management

Course no longer being offered

ANSC232 Required,  AREC250 Recommended

 

ANSC237- Equine Reproductive Management

Spring, Every year

ANSC232

Management course (Spring 18 or later)

ANSC242- Dairy Cattle Management

Fall, Odd Years Only

ANSC101 and ANSC103

Management course

ANSC244- Dairy Cattle Type Appraisal

Spring, Odd Years Only

 

 

ANSC250- Companion Animal Care and Management

Spring, Every Year

 

Management course

ANSC252- Introduction to Diseases of Wildlife

Fall, Every Year

BSCI170/171 or Permission of Dept.

 

ANSC255- Introduction to Aquaculture

Fall, Every Year (2019 MAY be last year offered, still TBD. Students should make alternate plans)

ANSC101 and ANSC103; or must have completed an introductory biology course.

Management course

ANSC260- Laboratory Animal Management

Spring, Every Year

ANSC101 and ANSC103

Management course

ANSC262- Commercial Poultry Management

Spring, Even Years Only 

ANSC101 and ANSC103

Management course

ANSC270 - Animal Enterprise Management

Fall, Odd Years Only

ANSC101 and ANSC103 

ANSC275- Intro to Veterinary Medical Science and Practice

Fall, Every Year- COURSE NO LONGER BEING OFFERED (Fall 2017 was last time)

BSCI170/171 and/or ANSC101

 

ANSC282 - Grazing Animal Management

Spring, Even Years Only

ANSC101 and ANSC103; or permission of instructor. NOTE: Credit only granted for: ANSC110, ANSC282, or INAG116.

Management course (Spring 18 or later)

ANSC314- Comparative Animal Nutrition

Fall, Every Year

ANSC101 and ANSC103; CHEM231 OR PLSC275

 

ANSC315- Applied Animal Nutrition

Spring, Every Year

ANSC314

 

ANSC327 - Molecular and Quantitative Animal Genetics

Spring, Every Year

ANSC101/ANSC103, BSCI170/171, CHEM131 (all required). Recommended to take BSCI223 prior to taking ANSC327.

Advanced ANSC Elective (if not using to meet Genetics requirement)

ANSC330- Equine Science

Fall, Every Year (will switch to Spring every year beginning Spring 2020 - NOT offered in 2019)

ANSC232; recommended ANSC204/205 and 212

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC340- Health Management of Animal Populations

Spring, Every Year (NOT OFFERED SPRING 2019)

BSCI223; and (ANSC220, ANSC232, ANSC242, ANSC250, ANSC255, ANSC260, or ANSC262). Recommended: ANSC212

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC359- Internship Experience in Animal and Avian Sciences

Every semester

One approved ANSC management course AND Permission of instructor. Interested students must apply.

Advanced ANSC Elective. Students can only use ANSC359 to satisfy 3 credits of the Advanced ANSC Elective requirement.

ANSC379 (formerly ANSC390) -  Animal Science Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Seminar

Every semester

Permission of instructor, for students confirmed as UTAs in ANSC courses. *Student can only receive repeatable credit for ANSC379 when they serve as TA for a course in which they have not served as a TA previously. 

 

ANSC388- Honors Thesis Research

Contact the Department

Admission to AGNR Honors Program

 

ANSC389- Experiential Learning (formerly ANSC386)

Fall and Spring, Every Year

Permission of Dept. Students must apply.

 

ANSC399- Special Problems in Animal Science

Fall and Spring, Every Year

ANSC101 and ANSC103; Permission of Dept. Students must apply.

 

ANSC410- The Gut Microbiome and its Roles in Health and Disease (previously ANSC489M)

 Fall, Even Years OnlyMust have at least one of the following: BSCI223, ANSC212, ANSC327, BSCI222, BSCI421, or NFSC430.Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC417- Regulatory Issues in Animal Care and Management

Fall, Every Year

Must have at least one of the following: ANSC220, ANSC232, ANSC242, ANSC250, ANSC255, ANSC260, or ANSC262.

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC435- Experimental Embryology

Spring, Every Year

ANSC212; recommended Reproductive Physiology

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC437- Animal Biotechnology

Fall, Odd Years Only

ANSC327

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC440 - Zoonotic Diseases and Control (previously ANSC489R)

Spring, every year

Must have at least one of the following:  BSCI223, ANSC212, ANSC327, BSCI222, BSCI421, or NFSC430.

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC443- Physiology of Lactation

Spring, Even Years Only

ANSC212 and CHEM231/232 or equivalent

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC444/644- Domestic Animal Endocrinology

Spring, Even Years Only

ANSC212 or Permission of Dept.

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC446- Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction

Fall, Every Year

BSCI440 or ANSC212

Advanced ANSC Elective (*Note - students in Care & Management are required to take this course, and cannot double count it as an Advanced Elective)

ANSC447- Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory

Fall, Every Year

ANSC446 as pre or co-requisite

Advanced ANSC Elective (*Note - students in Care & Management are required to take this course, and cannot double count it as an Advanced Elective)

ANSC450- Animal Breeding Plans

Fall, Every Year

Prerequisite: Calculus (MATH120 (formerly 220, 130 or 140); and junior standing

Advanced ANSC Elective (if not using to meet Genetics requirement)

ANSC452- Avian Physiology

Spring, Odd Years Only

ANSC212

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC453- Animal Welfare and Bioethics

Spring, Every Year

ANSC101 and ANSC103; BSCI160/161

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC455- Applied Animal Behavior

Fall, Every Year

ANSC101 and ANSC103 OR BSCI160/161 and BSCI222

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC460 - Comparative Vertebrate Immunology

Fall, Every Year - Starting Fall 2019

ANSC212 or BSCI201 or BSCI440

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC489O - Nutritional Aspects of Metabolic Disease

Spring, Every Year

ANSC101, CHEM131, and BSCI170/171 or equivalent.

Advanced ANSC Elective

ANSC497- Animal Biotechnology Recombinant DNA Laboratory

Winter, Every Year

ANSC327; Recommended ANSC435 and 437

Advanced ANSC Elective

Last updated: 10/25/18

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