Animal Science Minor

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Animal Science Minor

A minor in Animal Science consists of a minimum of 20 credits of Animal Science (ANSC) courses. No more than 7 credits may be taken in the Thompson School of Applied Science (AAS) and at the 400- level. Students must receive a minimum grade of C- in any course used for the minor. Students failing to do this will need to retake the course in order to receive credit.No courses taken on a pass (credit)/fail basis may count toward the minor. Students who transfer from other institutions may petition the animal science program faculty for course approval. No more than eight credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.

Students wanting to declare a minor in animal science must meet with animal science minor coordinator Dr. Elizabeth Boulton DVM, DACVS as early as possible and no later than first semester of their junior year.

Students must complete a minor completion form during their final semester at UNH.


Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
Kendall Hall
129 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

Required courses for minor
ANSC 421Animal Agriculture Today4
ANSC 609Principles of Animal Nutrition4
ANSC 612Genetics of Domestic Animals4
One ANSC Disease Course2-4
Dairy Cattle Disease Seminar
Equine Diseases
Diseases of Small Ruminants, Swine, Poultry, and Camelids
Additional ANSC Courses4-6

Explore Program Details

CREAM is a student-run cooperative in which 25 UNH students operate and manage a small business consisting of a registered Holstein dairy herd. CREAM is a yearlong course that gives students the opportunity to gain hands on experience in working with the dairy cows. Each fall, the herd is passed on to a new group of students with the help of a transition team of student advisors, as well as dairy center personnel, and faculty advisors. CREAM has been operating at UNH since 1997 and has progressed as a program each year due to the dedication and commitment of the students, faculty, and dairy center staff.


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