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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, online 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 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

Introduction to animals that people keep as companions. Variation, behavior, anatomy, physiology, disease, and training of animals as diverse as fish, snakes, mice, rats, birds, cats, and dogs. Special relationships between humans and companion animals in a societal context.

GEP: Natural Sciences

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2016 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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2016 Summer Term 1 2016 Summer Term 2

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.

GEP: Natural Sciences

Offered in Fall Only

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2016 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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2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1 2016 Fall Term

 

Tuition Level: Undergraduate

Resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $231.88
Total Estimated Cost for 12 Credits Completed at NC State: $2,782.56

Non-resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $647.88
Total Estimated Cost for 12 Credits Completed at NC State: $7,774.56

Approximate cost per semester: $2,086.92 based on 9 credit hours

Note: There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations. These fees will be paid directly by the student to the proctor or facility and are not charged to your student account.

More about Online and Distance Education Tuition

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallAugust 15, 2017
SpringJanuary 5, 2017
SummerMay 15, 2017