Jul 25, 2024  
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog 
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog

Animal Science (AS)

Program Information

The animal science pathway at Butler Community College will teach students the fundamentals of livestock nutrition, livestock health and disease, livestock breeding, rangeland management, and beef cattle management. Students who graduate with an animal science degree may work in a variety of fields related to the livestock industry such in commercial feed-lots, dairies, cow-calf operations, small ruminant operations, swine and many more. 

Butler General Education Bucket Requirements (35)

Butler Community College participates in the Kansas systemwide general education (SGE) framework within AA and AS degrees.  The SGE framework includes 34-35 credit hours organized in 7 “buckets” each identified by an individual SGE code.  

  • All students are required to take EG101 and EG102 from Bucket 1.
  • All students are required to take either SP100 or SP102 from Bucket 2.
  • All students are required to take one math course from Bucket 3.
  • All other buckets where a course is marked as preferred, students can choose any course listed in the state approved bucket if they meet the prerequisite for the course. 
  • Courses in any of the buckets 3-7 not marked preferred are mandatory in the pathway unless an alternative is approved by the dean overseeing the pathway.
  • Courses listed in the Pathway not identified with a bucket are required for completion of the given degree pathway and are not intended to fulfill the state approved general education bucket package.
  • Students are encouraged to contact Academic Advising for further information.

For more information: Butler General Education Bucket Requirements  

Bucket 1   Bucket 2   Bucket 3   Bucket 4   Bucket 5   Bucket 6   Bucket 7  

Contact Information

Joe Leibbrandt
Department Chair
Office: BOE, 1404

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 6-SGE060)

Second Term: 14-Credit Hours

Select one: 5 Credit Hours (Bucket 4-SGE040)

Third Term: 17-19 Credit Hours

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 2-SGE020)

Select one: 5 Credit Hours (Bucket 7-SGE070)

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 5-SGE050)

Select one: 3-5 Credit Hours (Bucket 6-SGE060)

Fourth Term: 14-16 Credit Hours

Total Degree Pathway Credit Hours: 60-64