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Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Pathways: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Healthcare

With the world’s population continuing to grow, it’s now more important than ever to address the increasing demand for food and fiber. Gain valuable knowledge in animal behavior, health, nutrition and management that will prepare you to make an immediate impact.

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • A&VS 105 Professional Orientation
    2
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 101 General Biology or
    A&VS 251 Principles of Animal Science or
    PLSC 206 Principles of Plant Science
  • CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day Exclamation Point
    3
16
Spring
  • A&VS 150 Introduction to Animal Science
    2
  • ARE 150 Introductory Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 102 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 104 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 112 Survey of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
13
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Download the Guide application
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend an alcohol-free event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • A&VS 251 Principles of Animal Science
    4
  • WMAN 150 Principles of Conservation Ecology Exclamation Point
    3
10
Spring
  • PLSC 206 Principles of Plant Science Exclamation Point
    4
  • ANPH 301 Introduction to Animal Physiology Exclamation Point
    3
7
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • ANNU 361 Applied Nutrition
    3
  • ANPR 341 Beef Production
    3
  • ANPR 343 Beef Production Laboratory
    1
  • ARE 382 Agricultural and Natural Resources Law
    3
10
Spring
  • AGRN 202 Principles of Soil Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGRN 203 Principles of Soil Science Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • ANPH 400 Growth and Lactation Physiology
    3
  • ANPR 338 Horse/Livestock/Poultry Evaluation Exclamation Point
    3
10
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a leader in your club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • ARE 421 Rural Enterprise Development
    4
  • ARE 435 Marketing Livestock Products
    3
  • ANPR 339 Advanced Evaluation of Animal Products
    1-4
  • A&VS 409 Food Animal Diseases
    3
11
Spring
  • A&VS 402 Values and Ethics
    3
3
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Exercise daily
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Join an intramural team
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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