University Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition
The University Certificate in Animal Nutrition is designed to allow people to gain recognition for learning the basics of animal nutrition at the undergraduate level. 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 NC 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 NC State University are also welcome to complete the certificate. The four undergraduate courses can be completed on-campus in Raleigh, online 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 University Certificate in Animal Nutrition is administered by the Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Animal Science.
(What will I learn?)
Required courses (the courses listed below are all offered online):
- 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)
- ANS 225, Principles of Animal Nutrition (3 hrs) or ANS 230, Nutrition of Domestic Animals (3 hrs)
- ANS/FS 324, Milk and Dairy Products or ANS/PO/FM 425, Feed Mill Management and Feed Formulation or ANS 454, Lactation, Milk & Nutrition (3 hrs)
- ANS/NTR/PO 415, Comparative Nutrition (3 hrs)
(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 with a C or higher grade.
Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)
The University Certificate in Animal Nutrition requires 12 undergraduate credit hours (four courses). Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration. NDS students may register for a maximum of six credit hours per semester. Thus, the certificate may take from two to four semesters to complete.
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.
(When can I start?)
Click "Apply & Enroll" to register to take courses without being admitted to a degree program. Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration.
Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)
Tuition Level: Undergraduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Undergraduate ASG, Undergraduate Ed/Tech