Animal Science Associate Degree Requirements
Aims offers two degree tracks for the animal science associate degree:
- The liberal arts associate of science (A.S.) degree with designation lets you transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a participating public four-year Colorado school. Working with an Aims advisor to ensure that all credits will transfer, this degree track allows you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree in animal science at a fraction of the cost.
- The two-year associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree allows you to start your career immediately after graduating from the program. See the requirements for the associate of applied science degree below.
“We work very hard to make sure any credits you earn are transferable.” -Dr. Bill Bennet, animal science instructor at Aims
In addition to general education credit requirements, coursework for these degrees includes classroom and hands-on lab experience. Study global food systems, agricultural economics, animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition and health, housing, feeds and feeding, and live animal carcass evaluation.
Elective courses may include agricultural management, finance, accounting and marketing.