Agriculture: Animal Science - Associate of Arts

The Agriculture: Animal Science Program helps students develop useful skills for working in the agribusiness industry. Animal science is an important field, affecting both our food chain and our environment. Sustaining livestock and wildlife populations is vital to a healthy society. Students with an interest in science and a desire to responsibly manage land and animals should consider this career path. The required courses include Livestock Management, Livestock Breeding and Wildlife Management. Graduates can seek a four-year degree or immediately seek work at a farm, ranch, conservation group or other related organization.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Learn to work with animals both large and small
Manage livestock on a farm or ranch
Work in the meat or dairy industries

Program Snapshot

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Credits: Not Available
Graduation Retention Rate: Not Available

Possible Careers

Animal technician
Livestock specialist
Farm/livestock equipment sales representative

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Robert Flatness
Department Chair for Agriculture
Richwood Valley Campus


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