Bakersfield College


Agriculture - Animal Science Associate of Science Degree

The Animal Science major prepares students for occupations in those areas of agriculture that involve livestock production and related agribusinesses. Both the scientific and practical aspects of the production of horse, beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, poultry, and companion animals are the focus of courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate AI procedures, proper record keeping in the field of animal science, and skills in day to day animal production such as proper care, feeding, and reproduction.
  • be able to practice proper basic principles of animal safety, evaluate performance such as growth and feed conservation.
  • demonstrate specific skills in animal science such as production, genetics, and nutrition within the animal science discipline needed for employment.
  • identify conformation qualities in cattle, sheep, and swine.

To Achieve the Associate of Science Degeree

Upon completion of graduation requirements and the required degree courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Associate of Science degree.

Total Units: 26

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment and Society 3.0
ANSC B1 Introduction to Animal Science 3.0
WEXP B248 Occupational Work Experience Education 3.0
AGRI B49 Agriculture Leadership Training 2.0

Select 6 units from the following

Course # Name Units
ANSC B2 Beef Production 3.0
ANSC B3 Sheep Production 3.0
ANSC B4 Dairy Production 3.0
ANSC B10 Horse Production 3.0
ANSC B5 Swine Production 3.0

Select 6 units from the following

Course # Name Units
ANSC B6 Applied Animal Nutrition 4.0
ANSC B7 Animal Diseases 3.0
ANSC B11 Livestock Selection & Evaluation 3.0