Animal Science

The Agricultural Sciences Department offers lower-division transfer courses that students in Animal Science would require. The courses provide the proper background for those who wish to pursue a degree at a four-year institution. Valuable practical instruction assists students in meeting their objectives.

The department also offers two Associate of Science degrees designed to assist students planning to transfer to Oregon State University (OSU) or another four-year school with an animal science or equine science program; an Animal Science emphasis, Associate of Science degree and an Equine Science emphasis, Associate of Science degree. Students completing the degree requirements will be prepared to enroll in upper-division coursework. It is important that you identify the program requirements of the institution that you plan on transferring to and focus on those classes at LBCC. You may want to consult with two advisors; one at LBCC and a second at the school you intend to transfer to. This will ensure you will be taking the courses that will satisfy the lower-division program requirements at that university.

Program Requirements

The Animal Science emphasis, Associate of Science degree and Equine Science emphasis, Associate of Science degree are designed to be completed in two years. This assumes that entering students have placed at or above WR 121 English Composition and MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra on LBCC Computerized Placement Tests. Students are encouraged to take the test as early as possible. If developmental coursework is required, it may take longer than two years to complete the degree.

Entering students will progress at a faster rate if they have a firm background in life and physical sciences as well as mathematics. Program completion requires math, chemistry, biology and other baccalaureate core perspectives courses. Note: College Chemistry is different than General Chemistry. Oregon State University (OSU) accepts College Chemistry, however, if transferring to a school other than OSU please consult with an advisor for appropriate chemistry requirement.

A cross-section of lower-division agriculture electives are available, providing practical instructional experiences in animal science, economics, and crop production. The electives within the Animal Science program are intended to assist students in completing specific programs at Oregon State University within Animal Science Option areas. Students should select electives only after consulting with an advisor.


Classes are conducted in modern classrooms and laboratories that have microcomputers, microscopes, and other lab equipment for student use. Emphasis is placed on hands-on experience, and many classes utilize local livestock producers for in-the-field laboratory exercises.