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The animal sciences and industry bachelor's degree includes an animal products option and requires completion of 126 total credit hours of course work. At least 20 of the last 30 hours must be from K-State.

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Minimum Requirements

Admission into the animal sciences and industry online bachelor’s program requires the successful completion (minimum 2.0 GPA) of at least 30 college credit hours*. These transfer credit hours should include the following K-State equivalent general education requirements:

  • ENGL 100 Expository Writing I
  • ENGL 200 Expository Writing II
  • COMM 106 Public Speaking
  • BIOL 198 Principles of Biology
  • CHM 110/111 General Chemistry and Lab
  • MATH 100 College Algebra

You can find a current listing of equivalent courses through K-State's transfer equivalency guide.

*Students lacking any of these courses may be considered for admission on a conditional basis as they work to complete the course(s). However, it is strongly recommended that students complete the minimum requirements before applying for admission in order to prepare for the animal sciences coursework. Some entry-level courses offered through K-State Global Campus are accelerated courses. Principles of Biology is not offered online through K-State Global Campus at this time. Please note that missing entry-level coursework (many of which are prerequisite requirements) will prevent you from enrolling in animal science courses.

Pre-Vet Options

The online animal sciences and industry bachelor's program, as well as online science courses, are not suitable for those seeking a pre-vet program. Students interested in a pre-vet curriculum should apply to an on-campus program with a pre-vet option. Students should regularly review the admission and prerequisite requirements of the college(s) of veterinary medicine to which they wish to apply.

Online science courses are often not accepted to veterinary professional programs.

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Quick Facts

Degree: Bachelor of Science
College: Agriculture
Credits: 126
Course delivery: Online, email, guided study, videoconferencing

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