School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences Minors

» Minor in Animal Behavior
» Minor in Biology
» Minor in Equine Studies
» Minor in Pre-veterinary Studies


Minor in Animal Behavior

Minor in Animal Behavior (please note, PSYC 1001 and either BIOL 1001/1002, BIOL 1005/1006 or BIOL 2503/2504 are minimum prerequisites for this minor.  Some course options have additional prerequisites which must be met if those courses are selected).

Must take the following four courses:

ANSC 2202


VTSC 3200

Domestic Animal Behavior


Clinical Animal Behavior

ANSC 3100 Animals in Society
ANSC 3301 The Human and Animal Bond
PSYC 2603 Brain and Behavior

Students are required to take 6 additional credits from the following groups:

MGMT 2500


MGMT 2505

Small Business Management


Small Business Entrepreneurship

BIOL 3201 Primatology
EQST 3100 Equine Behavior

or a 4900 level behavior focused externship approved by the Minor Advisor and School of Animal Studies Externship Coordinator

Minor in Biology

Take up to three courses from group one, and three or more courses from group two, with a minimum of six courses and 18 credits:

Group One

ANSC2000 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science
ANSC2401 Animal Nutrition
ANSC2403 Equine Nutrition
ANSC2501 Animal Breeding
ANSC2701 Equine Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL2502 Microbiology
BIOL2503 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL2504 Anatomy and Physiology II
EXSC2205 Structural Kinesiology
FORE2001 Introduction to Forensics
FORE2002 Collection/Preservation of Evidence
PSYC2603 Brain and Behavior

Group Two

ANSC3100 Animals in Society
ANSC 3301 The Human and Animal Bond
ANSC3503 Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management
BIOL3001 Cell Biology
BIOL3100 Developmental Biology
BIOL3201 Primatology
BIOL3200 Biostatistics
BIOL 3003 Biochemistry
BIOL3500 Genetics
BIOL3520 Genomics
BIOL4200 Biotechniques



Internship I


Internship II 

CHEM3003 Biochemistry
EQST3701 Equine Biomechanics and Conformation
EQST4201 Equine Pathology and Diseases
EXSC3105 Nutrition
EXSC3300 Exercise Physiology
EXSC3500 Human Sexuality
VTSC3400 Immunology

Reminder: A student may not enroll in a minor which requires fewer than FOUR courses not already specifically required for the degree program pursued by the student. Students need to plan their minor carefully, in consultation with their advisor, particularly when their major is in the sciences.

Minor in Equine Studies

EQST 1601 (Foundations in Equine Care) is a pre-requisite for several courses in this minor.

Take the following Course:

ANSC2701 Equine Anatomy and Physiology

Take two from Group A, and three from Group B; or, take one from Group A and four from Group B

Group A:

ANSC2403 Equine Nutrition
EQST2001 Principles of Riding Instruction I
EQST2002 Principles of Riding Instruction II
EQST2200 Equine Industry and the Law
EQST2801 Fundamentals of Farm and Stable Management

Group B:

ANSC3503 Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management
EQST3100 Equine Behavior
EQST3200 Basic Training Methods
EQST3701 Equine Biomechanics and Conformation
EQST4200 Training Under Saddle
EQST4201 Equine Pathology and Diseases
EQST4500 Equine Facilities Management

For a total of SIX courses

Minor in Pre-Veterinary Studies

Open to Students in the Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology Concentration program beginning in catalog year 2017. *

Major Requirements:

The following must be taken as open electives within the major:

BIOL1001 Biology I 4 credits
BIOL1002 Biology II 4 credits
MATH2200 Statistics 3 credits

Required that students take CHEM 3003 in place of BIOL 3003

Veterinary schools may require a math above Algebra

Minor Requirements:

PHYS2001 Physics 1 4 credits
PHYS2002 Physics 2 4 credits
CHEM2100 Organic Chemistry 1 4 credits
CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry 2 4 credits

Three (3) 3000+ Vet science electives (These will concurrently fulfill the one (1) 2000+ vet sci elective and two (2) 3000+ vet sci electives required in BS.VTEC major)

*Students in other majors interested in applying to veterinary school who would like to explore the possibility of adding a minor in order to complete the requirements should speak to the Dean of the School of Animal Studies or the Pre-veterinary Chair.

For a curriculum sequence for the Veterinary Technology B.S. with prevet minor,