Animal Science Minor

Bachelor’s degree students may earn a minor in any undergraduate discipline designated by the University. A list of minors is available from the advising coordinator in each college or school (or see the program descriptions for each college or school in this catalog). Students must consult with their major adviser and also the minor supervisor. A minor typically consists of 20 credits with C- or better and a 2.0 grade-point average in courses that the minor department approves. Courses taken on the pass/fail basis may not be used for a minor. No more than eight credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor. Students should declare an intent to earn a minor as early as possible and no later than the end of the junior year. During the final term, an application should be made to the dean to have the minor shown on the academic record.

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.

  • ANSC 421 – Animal Agriculture Today MUST be taken
  • ANSC 609 - Principles of Animal Nutrition MUST be taken
  • ANSC 612 - Genetics of Domestic Animals MUST be taken
  • One ANSC Disease course MUST be taken

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 towards the minor. Students who transfer from other institutions may petition the Animal Science Program faculty for course approval.

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 the minor form their final semester at UNH.

Additional information and questions regarding the Animal Science B.S. degree may be obtained by e-mailing Dr. Elizabeth Boulton.