Bakersfield College


Agriculture - Animal Science Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Agriculture Animal Science for Transfer is designed to provide students a clear pathway to the CSU Animal Science major and completion of the Animal Science baccalaureate degree. The Animal Science major prepares students for occupations in those areas of agriculture involving production, managing, and marketing of livestock. Both the scientific and practical aspects of the production of horse, beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle and companion animals are stressed in the courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • Demonstrate artificial insemination 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.
  • Practice the 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, swine, and dairy cattle.

Requirements for AA-T or AS-T degrees:

The completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University – Breadth Requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major area of emphasis, as determined by the district.
  • The obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • The completion of all courses required for the major with a ‘C’ or better. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is not acceptable for courses in the major.

Total Units: 20-21

Required Courses - 14 units

Course # Name Units
CHEM B2A Introductory General Chemistry 4.0
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
ANSC B1 Introduction to Animal Science 3.0
MATH B22 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4.0

List A: Select one from each area

Area 1: Animal Production (3 units)

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

Area 2: Animal Health (3-5 units)

Course # Name Units
ANSC B6 Applied Animal Nutrition 4.0
ANSC B7 Animal Diseases 3.0

List B: Select (0-8) units.

Any LIST A course not already used.

Course # Name Units
ANSC B3 Sheep Production 3.0
BSAD B1 Financial Accounting 4.0
CRPS B5 Plant Science 3.0
Category CSU IGETC
Units in Major 20-21 20-21
Possible double counting of GE’s 9 8
General Education 39 37
Electives (CSU Transferrable) 9-10 10-11
Degree Total 60 60