Animal Nutrition

 

Undergraduate Certificate | Animal Nutrition

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

The University Certificate in Animal Nutrition provides the basics of animal nutrition in livestock, horse, and companion animal nutrition. Four undergraduate courses (12 credit hours) are required.

The University Certificate in Animal Nutrition is designed to allow people to gain recognition for learning the basics of animal nutrition at the undergraduate level. 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 NC 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 NC State University are also welcome to complete the certificate. The four undergraduate courses can be completed on-campus in Raleigh, via Online and Distance Education, or in combination. Upon successful completion of the certificate requirements, NC State's Office of Registration and Records will update the student’s transcript and mail the certificate. The University Certificate in Animal Nutrition is administered by the Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Animal Science.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

A person may be admitted to the certificate program after completing the first course that will be used to fulfill the certificate requirements with a C or higher grade.

PLAN OF STUDY

The University Certificate in Animal Nutrition requires 12 undergraduate credit hours (four courses). Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration. NDS students may register for a maximum of six credit hours per semester. Thus, the certificate may take from two to four semesters to complete.

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

ANS 105 - Introduction to Companion Animal Science

Units: 3

Companion animals are often considered family members. This course surveys the variation available in companion animals [dog breeds, cat breeds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, pet pigs, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, birds & newer pets such as hedgehogs, prairie dogs & sugar gliders] and then examines related human and animal issues in more depth. Biological explanations are stressed for understanding disease states and normal behaviors of companion animals. These explanations are discussed from the point of view of problem behaviors in the average home housing these animals. This course will help educate the students about companion animals so that both the animals and their human families will be happier and more productive members of society. ANS 105 will enable students to pick the pet or specific breed that is best for them so that pets and owners stay together. Restricted to Freshmen and Sophomores.

GEP: Natural Sciences

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2018 Summer Term 1

ANS 225 - Principles of Animal Nutrition

Units: 3

This online Principles of Animal Nutrition course is designed for non-Animal Science majors and off-campus students. It includes: feed classification, gastrointestinal tract anatomy of domestic mammals, nutrients and their functions, digestion and metabolism, feed regulations, and feeding/nutrition of cattle, small ruminants, horses, swine, poultry, dogs, cats, and rabbits. For on-campus students, ANS 225 counts toward the Animal Science minor but only counts as a Free Elective for Animal Science majors.

Offered in Summer

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2018 Summer Term 1

FS 324 - Milk and Dairy Products

Units: 3

Introduction to the manufacture of dairy products. Dairy processing procedures from the farm, through the dairy plant, and to the consumer are studied. The course consists of 15 learning modules, three exams, and a project.

Offered in Fall Only

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2018 Fall Term

PO 415 - Comparative Nutrition

Units: 3

Principles of nutrition, including the classification of nutrients and the nutrient requirements of and metabolism by different species for health, growth, maintenance and productive functions.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2018 Spring Term 2018 Summer Term 1 2018 Fall Term

 
Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallAugust 20, 2018
SpringJanuary 2, 2019
SummerJune 21, 2018

Dr. Shannon Pratt Phillips

Program Director and Certificate Coordinator

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

919.513.1117
online-animalscience@ncsu.edu