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Animal & Nutritional Sciences

Student in WVU t-shirt posing with a horse at the farm So, you love animals but don’t want to be a veterinarian. The bachelor of science in agriculture in animal and nutritional sciences is for you. Ideal for students interested in graduate school, animal research or to enter the job market immediately following graduation.

Fast Facts

Prepare for graduate school

Ideal for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees or entering the job market immediately after graduation.

Train service dogs

In partnership with Hearts of Gold, WVU offers three courses that focus on training service dogs.  

Gain Practical experience

Our farms are living laboratories for teaching and research.


  • Agricultural production
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Animal and food science sales
  • Research and development
  • Animal pharmaceutical sales

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
A&VS 191 – First Year Seminar  A&VS 150 – Introduction of Animal Science
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric ARE 150 - Introductory Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics
CHEM 111 – Survey of Chemistry
BIOL 102 and 104 – General Biology 
MATH 126 – College Algebra CHEM 111 – Survey of Chemistry
Select ONE:
BIOL 101 and 103 – General Biology
A&VS 251 – Principles of Animal Science
PLSC 206 – Principles of Plant Science

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see the course catalog.