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.

 Program Requirements

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
AGMT 001Agriculture Economics *3
or ECON 040 Principles of Microeconomics
ASCI 001Introduction to Animal Science3
CHEM 001General Chemistry 1 *4-5
or CHEM 020 Introduction to General Chemistry
MATH 021Introduction to Statistics *4
Select one of the following courses:
ASCI 022Horse Husbandry3
ASCI 110Swine Science3
ASCI 111Beef Cattle Science3
ASCI 112Small Ruminant Science3
ASCI 118Introduction to Dairy Science3
Select one of the following courses:
ASCI 103Feeds and Feeding3
ASCI 104Livestock Disease and Sanitation3
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units. The department recommends the following courses or any course not selected above.
ASCI 002Livestock Selection/Evaluation3
ASCI 113Farm Animal Biology3
ASCI 123Horse Production3

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).