2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science

Dairy Science Major with Science/Prevet Option

Program Curriculum

Degree Core Requirements
CHEM 1015
CHEM 1016
Chemistry in Context
and Chemistry in Context
or CHEM 1035
CHEM 1036
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry
ALS 2304Comparative Animal Physiology and Anatomy 14
ALS 3204Animal Nutrition and Feeding 13
ALS 3304Physiology of Reproduction 13
DASC 2474Dairy Science and Industry 13
DASC 2664Professional Discourse and Career Development 11
DASC 3474Dairy Information Systems 13
DASC 4374Physiology of Lactation 13
DASC 4664Translating Dairy Science 11
Dairy Elective Courses
Select minimum nine credits of the following:9
Dairy Cattle Handling 1
Dairy Science First Year Experience 1
Entrepreneurship in Animal Agriculture 1
Dairy Cattle Evaluation 1
Animal Agriculture and the Environment 1
Applied Dairy Cattle Nutrition 1
Applied Dairy Cattle Genetics 1
Dairy Ration Formulation 1
Principles and Practices of Bovine Reproduction 1
Advanced Dairy Management Evaluation 1
Dairy Enterprise Management 1
Dairy Enterprise Management 1
Independent Study (maximum of 3 credits) 1
Undergraduate Research
Option Science / Pre-Vet Requirements
Select one of the following:2
Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry Laboratory
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Select at least 23 credits of the following:23
Concepts of Biochemistry
Any BCHM at the 3000 level or higher
Any Biology at the 2000 level or higher
Any Chemistry at the 2000 level or higher
General Physics
General Physics
General Physics Laboratory
General Physics Laboratory
Free Electives
Select credits needed to complete 120 credits12
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
Select 3 credits in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
AAEC 1005Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
or ECON 2005 Principles of Economics
AAEC 1006Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
or ECON 2006 Principles of Economics
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
BIOL 1105
BIOL 1115
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology Laboratory
BIOL 1106
BIOL 1116
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology Laboratory
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
Select one of the following:3
Precalculus with Transcendental Functions (5F)
Elementary Calculus (5F)
Calculus of a Single Variable (5F)
STAT 2004Introductory Statistics (5F)3
ALS 3104Animal Breeding and Genetics (5A) 13
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select three credits in Pathway 6a3
Select three credits in Pathway 6d3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three credits in Pathway 73
Total Credits120

“in major” GPA courses indicated 

Satisfactory Progress Toward Degree

  1. After completion of 30 Virginia Tech semester credits: 3 semester credits of DASC courses
  2. After completion of 36 semester credits1: 12 semester credits in any area of the Pathways to General Education
  3. After completion of 72 semester credits1: 24 semester credits in any area of the Pathways to General Education, 6 semester credits of DASC courses; at least 9 semester credits of in-major courses
  4. After 96 semester credits: In-major GPA of at least 2.00, Overall GPA of at least 2.00

2.00 minimum overall and in-major GPAs are required for graduation.


Includes credits completed at Virginia Tech, transfer credits, advanced placement & standing, credit by exam, and course withdrawal 


Some courses listed on this checksheet may have prerequisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor.

Student must have completed 2 years of High School Foreign Language or 6 credits of University Foreign Language. Credits do not count towards graduation requirements.

Minimum DASC Credits Required for Graduation: 20

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 120