Associate in Science in Animal Science for Transfer (AS-T)

Division: Agriculture

Students completing the Associate in Science in Animal Science for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Animal Science. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Animal Science through the study of livestock production. Students will acquire skills and abilities in evaluation, nutrition, health, breeding, marketing and processing livestock.

Program Outcomes

  • Propose a management plan for the production of one species of commercial livestock.
  • Identify, evaluate and defend their selection of a commercial livestock species.

Transfer & Career Opportunities 

This Associate in Science in Animal Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Animal Science for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: livestock managers, nutrition specialist, sales representatives, drug and feed sales, processing and marketing of animal products or government livestock specialists.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Major Courses (14-15 Units)14-15
Agriculture Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Intro to Animal Science
General Chemistry 1
Intro to General Chemistry
Introduction to Statistics
Restricted Electives - Animal Production (3 Units)3
Select one of the following courses:
Horse Husbandry
Swine Science
Beef Cattle Science
Small Ruminant Science
Introduction to Dairy Science
Restricted Electives - Animal Health (3 Units)3
Select one of the following courses:
Livestock Feeding & Nutrition
Animal Diseases & Sanitation
Electives (9-13 Units)9-13
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units. The department recommends the following courses or any course not selected above.
Livestock Selection/Evaluation
Farm Animal Biology
Horse Production

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 9 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).


10 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Science Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).