Animal Nutrition

Description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition is designed to allow people to gain recognition for learning the basics of animal nutrition. People who successfully complete the required courses will learn about livestock, horse, and companion animal nutrition. Four required courses (12 credit hours) must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher (a grade of C- will not count) in order to earn the certificate. Current undergraduate students at N.C. State University who are not majoring or minoring in Animal Science are welcome to complete the certificate. People from around the world who are not current students at N.C. State University are also welcome to complete the certificate. The four courses can be completed on-campus in Raleigh, via Distance Education, or in combination. Upon successful completion of the certificate requirements, Registration & Records will update the student’s transcript and mail the certificate. The Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition is administered by the Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Animal Science.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Shannon Pratt Phillips, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Animal Science
Polk Hall 259, Campus Box 7621
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695
919-513-1117
sepratt2@ncsu.edu

Additional information available on the Distance Education website for Animal Nutrition.

Curriculum

A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required for each course; a C-minus will not be accepted. Undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Animal Science are not eligible to receive the certificate.

Required Courses: (4 courses)

  • ANS 105*, Intro to Companion Animals OR ANS 110*, Intro to Equine Science OR ANS 150, Intro to Animal Science OR PO 201, Poultry Science and Production  – (3 hrs) and,
  • ANS 225*, Principles of Animal Nutrition OR ANS 230, Nutrition of Domestic Animals lecture – (3 hrs) and,
  • ANS/FS 324*, Milk and Dairy Products OR ANS/PO/FM 425*, Feed Mill Management and Feed FormulationOR ANS 454*, Lactation, Milk, & Nutrition – (3 hrs) and,
  • ANS/NTR/PO 415*, Comparative Nutrition – (3 hrs)

*Course is offered online via Distance Education

Total Credit Hours Required: 12

Admissions Requirements

A person may be admitted to the certificate program after enrolling in the first course that will be used to fulfill the certificate requirements. To enroll, contact the Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Animal Science: Dr. Shannon Pratt Phillips, sepratt2@ncsu.edu.

Plan of study

Contact the Program Coordinator.

Registration information

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Academic Structure

Term Effective: 1/2010
Plan Code: 11ANCCTU, 32ANCCTU
CIP Code: 01.0901
Description: Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition
Offered: On-campus and Distance Education format

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