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School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083
Email: nybergcl@morrisville.edu

Course Description

Animal Genetics

This course provides an application of the principles of genetic selection for the improvement of dairy cattle and horses. The basic concepts of inheritance from both mathematical and biological perspectives are emphasized. Progeny and performance testing programs, pedigree analysis, mating systems and their application to selection and production of genetically superior animals are discussed. Prerequisites: DAS 100 or ESCI 305 and DANS 120 or ESCI 110 with a C or better (prerequisite or co-requisite) 3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester for equine or fall semester for dairy students, alternate years, even years

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Admissions Requirements

This program is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

Students admitted into this upper–division baccalaureate program must possess an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) or an associate in science (A.S.) in equine science, animal science or agricultural science with specialization in equine or animal science.

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required in addition to demonstrated competency in horsemanship skills by examination where applicable.