University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois Sesquicentennial College of ACES
ACES Animal Sciences
Give to Animal Sciences

Curriculum

Concentrations

We currently offer three concentrations:

You will take the core Animal Sciences courses during your first two years. This allows for flexibility during your junior and senior years, when you can take additional courses that meet your interests.

The core courses focus on Animal Sciences as a whole; animal care and use; genetics; anatomy and physiology; nutrition; reproduction; and growth. Understanding these fundamental subject areas will give you a strong foundation to build upon during your junior and senior years.

For students interested in attending vet school, we have a sample 8-semester plan that encompasses most vet school requirements.

If you're interested in declaring a major in Animal Sciences, please visit with Lauren Redman, lredman@illinois.edu.

Minor

We also offer a minor in Animal Sciences for students who would like to complete several Animal Sciences courses while they are completing their primary degree.

To declare the minor, print out the Statement of Intent to Pursue a Minor, and bring it into Lauren Redman in 106 ASL.

Focus Areas

We offer a number of focus areas, which will allow you to concentrate on areas of Animal Sciences that interest you most.  Whether you're interested in behavior, poultry, or nutrition, it is important to know which courses will best prepare you for a career in what you're passionate about. Explore the focus areas and the corresponding sequence of courses suggested