Animal Science curricula of 40 universities were examined and compared to curricula of 10 years before. Information was obtained from bulletins of 20 land grant and 20 non-land grant institutions. Decreases were noted in the number of hours required in animal science courses, natural sciences, mathematics, and general education. The decrease in the natural science and mathematics requirements averaged approximately 25 percent for all universities. The hours of electives increased, however, the total hours required for the bachelor's degree decreased from the total required in 1968.
animal science, curricula trends, degree requirements