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Cal Poly Pomona

Program Goals

Students will demonstrate knowledge of large animal ethology and animal husbandry skills

Students will demonstrate of small and companion animal ethology and animal husbandry skills

Knowledge of large and small animal nutrition will be validated by the students.

Comprehension of mammalian animal genetics will be demonstrated by students.

Knowledge of the principles of reproduction in companion and production animals will be demonstrated.

Knowledge of the applications of endocrinology, immunology, pharmacology and biotechnology applications to animals will be established.

The basic tenants of animal diseases and herd health will be understood by the students.

Knowledge of food and meat safety principles will be demonstrated by the students.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of domestic animal anatomy and physiology.

Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of animal research techniques and methodology.

The ability to apply critical thinking skills in the context of distinguishing fact.

The application of scientific principles to animal sciences.

The ability to learn and develop skills to deal with potential changes and diversity in animal sciences and related industries.

Awareness of and appreciation of ethical practice and diversity within the livestock and companion animal industries.

Ability to use oral and written communication skills effectively in a group or team environment.

Competence in quantitative skills.

Experience with computers and other emerging information technologies and their application to animal sciences and related industries.

Animal Science Student learning outcomes (LO):

At the time of graduation, an Animal Science student should be able to master and demonstrate core discipline knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Large animal ethology and animal husbandry skills
  • Small and companion animal ethology and animal husbandry skills
  • Large and small animal nutrition knowledge
  • Mammalian animal genetics
  • Animal reproduction
  • Veterinary medical sciences: endocrinology, immunology, pharmacology and biotechnology applications
  • Animal diseases and herd health
  • Food safety principles
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Basic animal research techniques and methodology

For a list of how outcomes are measured click here.