Animal Science

Associate in Science (AS) Degree


Interested in livestock production and care? Spend two years with us and earn your associate’s. Then move on and finish your bachelor’s degree. At EICC, you enjoy a high-quality, low-cost education with guaranteed transfer agreements. 

What You Learn as an Animal Science Transfer Major

It’s a great start to your bachelor’s degree. You learn about livestock management practices, cattle feeding, build breeding plans, and more. Your other courses give you the general education needed to transfer. You graduate prepared to succeed at your four-year college.

What Can I Do With an Animal Science Degree? 

You can work in livestock production, research, welfare, nutrition, and more. Enter the field of animal product development or continue your education and study veterinary medicine. 

A Solid Foundation

Advanced Animal Science


Advanced Animal Science

Discuss sanitation, reproduction, health, and disease in livestock management.

General Biology

Why divided?

General Biology

Study chemical applications, cell division, genetics, and more.

Beef Production

Part 1 & 2

Beef Production

Learn about breeding and cow-calf operations, nutrition and herd health, and more.


More than numbers


Obtain, present, and organize statistical data.

What are Transfer Majors

The Animal Science Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study this specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree. It's streamlined and simple. 

This degree transfers to

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.

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Need some extra help? We offer drop-in and scheduled tutoring on each campus, and online, too. You can also get a writing consultation via email. Visit our tutoring centers for more information on services and schedules.

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Visit your campus library. Use the computers. Ask staff for help with research. Find a nook and enjoy a quiet place to study. Not on-campus? Visit EICConnect to access electronic resources, including e-books, magazines, videos, and databases.


Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

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Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Animal Science Transfer Major: Locations

Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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