A.S. Pre-Veterinary Nutrition, or Genetics
Why Pre-Veterinary, Biotechnology, Nutrition, or Genetics?This two-year (66 credit) emphasis provides students with a great depth of study in the biological and natural sciences. Students will also learn reproductive physiology, animal breeding, nutrition, and livestock management. This option is designed for highly motivated students who have a strong interest in graduate training beyond a Bachelor’s degree or professional studies such as veterinary medicine. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
|First Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
|Intro to Ag & Env Resources||1|
|Introduction to Animal Science||3|
NRSM 101NRSM 101 - Natural Resource Conservation
This course is designed to introduce students to the benefits of range management and illustrate how the science of range management can be used on the farm or ranch. Range economics, range management plans, improvement and repair of rangeland and ecosystems will be covered. Co-requisite: NRSM 102.
|Natural Resource Conservation||3|
|Montana Range Plants||1|
|Principles of Living Systems & Lab||4|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3||First Year - Spring Semester     17 Credits||Credits|
BIOB 170/171BIOB 170/171 - Principles of Biological Diversity & Lab
This course is an in-depth examination of the five-kingdoms of organisms, with an emphasis on vascular plants and vertebrate animals. Survival strategies, nutrition, reproduction, and ecological and economic importance of organisms will also be covered. Co-requisite: BIOB 171.
|Principles of Biological Diversity & Lab||4|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
WRIT 201WRIT 201 - College Writing II
This course provides experience in writing essays based on close readings of more demanding texts. Students will come to understand more fully the intellectual demands of an academic discourse community by preparing essays designed to meet more rigorous expectations. WRIT 201 is designed to prepare transfer students to succeed in their junior- and senior-level courses by exposing them to Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation, critical thinking strategies, and logical construction of arguments. Students will complete developed essays that emphasize writing as a process of drafting and revising. Pre-requisite: WRIT 101.
|College Writing II||3|
M 161M 161 - Survey of Calculus
This course is designed to give students a non-rigorous introduction to differential and integral calculus. Emphasis will be placed on applications to business and the social sciences in topics including limits, continuity, derivatives, and definite integrals of single variable functions. Pre-requisite: M 121 or appropriate placement.
|Survey of Calculus||4|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
ANSC 265/266ANSC 265/266 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals & Lab
This course is designed to be an overview of the form (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the normal body of common domestic animals. It will cover: digestion, circulation, production, reproduction and environment of common farm animals. This class is a core class in the Animal Science program and will provide an overview of the terminology of anatomy and insight in to how the healthy body functions. Lab will focus on hands-on application of ANSC 265 primarily through dissections. Pre-requisites: ANSC 100 and BIOB 101/102 or BIOB 160/161 or BIOB 170/171. Co-requisite: ANSC 266.
|Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals & Lab||4|
CHMY 141/142CHMY 141/142 - College Chemistry I & Lab
A more mathematical intensive approach to the topics of general chemistry, intended for science-oriented majors. Topics covered include matter and measurement, atomic theory, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, aqueous reactions, solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, and gases. Gathering and analysis of empirical data, along with laboratory safety and technique, will be emphasized. Pre-requisite: M 095 or comparable COMPASS Placement Test score. Co-requisite: CHMY 142.
|College Chemistry I & Lab||4|
|History & Social Science Core Requirement||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
ANSC 222ANSC 222 - Livestock in Sustainable Systems
The role of livestock in balanced sustainable and organic systems will be explored with a focus on incorporating targeted grazing systems. The principles of sustainable animal production and the regulations associated with organic animal production will be presented. Pre-requisite: ANSC 100.
|Livestock in Sustainable Systems||3|
CHMY 143/144CHMY 143/144 - College Chemistry II & Lab
This is the second of a two-semester course sequence about the general principles of modern chemistry with emphasis on intermolecular forces, colligative properties, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, oxidation/reduction, and electrochemical cells. Pre-requisite: CHMY 141/142 College and M 121. Co-requisite: CHMY 144.
|College Chemistry II & Lab||4|
|Introduction to Statistics||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
|History & Social Science Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.