Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition
The Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition is designed to allow people to gain recognition for learning the basics of animal nutrition. People who successfully complete the required courses will learn about livestock, horse, and companion animal nutrition. Four required courses (12 credit hours) must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher (a grade of C- will not count) in order to earn the certificate. Current undergraduate students at N.C. State University who are not majoring or minoring in Animal Science are welcome to complete the certificate. People from around the world who are not current students at N.C. State University are also welcome to complete the certificate. The four courses can be completed on-campus in Raleigh, via Distance Education, or in combination. Upon successful completion of the certificate requirements, Registration & Records will update the student's transcript and mail the certificate. The Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition is administered by the Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Animal Science.
Dr. Jeannette Moore
Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator
Dept. of Animal Science
Riddick Hall 342, Campus Box 7621
Raleigh, NC 27695
(What will I learn?)
A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required for each course; a C-minus will not be accepted. Undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Animal Science are not eligible to receive the certificate.
- ANS 105, Intro to Companion Animals (3 hrs) OR ANS 110, Intro to Equine Science (3 hrs) OR ANS 150, Intro to Animal Science (3 hrs) OR PO 201, Poultry Science and Production (3 hrs)
- ANS 225, Principles of Animal Nutrition (3 hrs) OR ANS 230, Nutrition of Domestic Animals lecture (3 hrs)
- ANS /FS 324, Milk and Dairy Products (3 hrs) OR ANS/PO/FM 425, Feed Manufacturing Technology (3 hrs) ORANS 454, Lactation, Milk & Nutrition (3 hrs)
- ANS/NTR/PO 415, Comparative Nutrition (3 hrs)
Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 12
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)
A person may be admitted to the certificate program after completing the first course that will be used to fulfill the certificate requirements (requires a grade of C or higher). Information for people who are not current NCSU students and who will complete the certificat via Distance Education can be found on the Distance Education website.
Current NCSU students should contact the Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Animal Science: Dr. Jeannette Moore, email@example.com.
Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)
Courses are taught during fall semester, spring semester, or summer. Each course is 3 credits, and four courses are required. Students should complete the first nutrition course (ANS 225 or ANS 230) prior to enrolling in ANS 415. A student who successfully completes two courses per semester could complete the certificate in two semesters.
(When can I start?)
Enrolling in a course that will count toward the certificate is the first step; see "How Do I Apply" above. The schedule of courses is the first link on Registration and Records' Courses page.
You can search for on-campus classes, Distance Education classes, or both by using the "Additional Search Criteria" (click the drop-down box under "location") when you are searching for courses within a semester.