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Animal Sciences

What to Expect this Spring in Animal Sciences


COVID Screening and Testing

  • All students will need to complete the health screening questionnaire before January 10th. The questionnaire is avaible on your One.UF
  • If you are living in a residence hall and/or will be taking face-to-face classes you must have your screening questionnaire AND a COVID test completed prior to the first day of classes.
  • If you are unable to sign up for a test before the start of classes please let your instructor know. Even if you are not cleared for campus it is still your responsibility to keep up in your classes.
  • Zoom Etiquette

Spring Registration FAQ

  • How do I register for spring classes?

    To register for all non-ANS classes and the ANS classes that are not departmentally controlled, you will need to visit your ONE.UF. Sign in with your Gatorlink and go to Register/View My Schedule, then select Spring 2021. 

    If your registration time has started, you will be able to begin registering for classes. If it is not your registration time yet, you will see a date and time listed for when registration will open for you. 

    **You must clear all holds before you will be able to register or see your registration start time! Do this early, do not wait until registration day to do this!**

  • How do I register for ANS departmentally controlled classes?

    If you missed the course request form deadline, you may add your name to this waitlist to request to be added to departmentally controlled classes. When your registration opens, you should still look for your classes in the SOC and register for those classes that are available. 

    **Adding yourself to the waitlist is not a guarantee you will be enrolled in your requested classes. Students will be enrolled in courses based on their specialization and seniority.**

    Fully or partially Departmentally Controlled classes:

    • ANS 3043-Growth & Development of Farm Animals
    • ANS 3079L-Relationship of Form to Function in Horses
    • ANS 3217C -Equine Health Management
    • ANS 3239L -Techniques in Equine Science
    • ANS 3246L -Beef Production Practicum
    • ANS 3319C -Reproductive Physiology & Endocrinology in Domestic Animals
    • ANS 3405 -Equine Nutrition & Feeding Management
    • ANS 4212L-Techniques in Farrier Science
    • ANS 4231 -Practicum in Horse Management & Training Technique- Breeding Management
    • ANS 4231 -Practicum in Horse Management & Training Technique- Horse Grooming and Care
    • ANS 4234-Horse Enterprise Management
    • ANS 4241L-Intermediate Horse Training
    • ANS 4245C -Beef Background & Feedlot Management
    • ANS4318C -Equine Reproductive Management
    • ANS 4605 -Animal and Products Evaluation
    • ANS 4931 -Senior Seminar
    • ANS 4932-Special Topics in Animal Sciences, Review of Meat Science
    • ANS 4932-Special Topics in Animal Sciences, Seed Stock Management and Marketing
    • ANS 4932- Special Topics in Animal Sciences, Survey of Veterinary Medicine 
  • What can I expect from my Primarily Classroom/Traditional, Hybrid or 100% online Animal Science classes?

    Primarily Classroom/Traditional: These class sections will meet regularly in-person at a scheduled time. Students will be expected to be present unless they have an approved absence. 

    Hybrid: Courses offered 80-99% online are considered hybrid classes. A hybrid course will be primarily delivered online but will have a small number of in-person experiences that will differ from class to class. Hybrid courses will include animal sciences classes that have a lecture portion and a lab component where the hands-on experiences are considered integral to meeting the learning objectives. ANS 3319C will be offered as a hybrid course.

    100% Online: These courses are being offered in a completely virtual format. These courses may be offered synchronously or asynchronously. Students who will not be living in Gainesville for the spring should make sure to select the 100% online sections of their courses. 

    **Some courses will be offering BOTH a Primarily Classroom/Traditional section with limited seating and a 100% online section of the same class. Pay careful attention to which section you register for. **

  • I'm doing an internship this spring. How do I register for my internship credits?

    Email Amie Imler. 

  • How do I enroll in ANS 4911 Undergraduate Research credits?

    Please complete the registration form and email it to Allyson Trimble.

    *You must have faculty approval to be involved in undergraduate research

    ANS 4911 Registration Form

    * To add a verified digital signature to the form, please open it in Adobe Reader. 

General Student FAQ

  • Why do my online classes still have a scheduled time?

    While many of the courses this spring will be conducted online, some will retain their usual class time during the week. These are synchronous online classes, and you will need to be online at the assigned time to participate in the class material. For synchronous classes, students will be expected to interact and engage with the class and should have their video enabled whenever possible. Some online classes will be delivered asynchronously, which means that you are not required to view the lecture at a specific time, but will be expected to work through the course material and meet assignment deadlines on your own. 

  • How do I meet with my advisor?

    The Animal Sciences Advising Office will be conducting meetings virtually via zoom for the fall semester. 

    1. At your assigned appointment time you will need to join Zoom using the Zoom waiting room link for your advisor.
    2. You will be placed in a virtual waiting room. It is important to remain logged in until we are able to meet.
    3. Once we are available, we will admit you to the advising session.
      1. If you have a graduation plan or materials you want us to review please email them to us right before your appointment time so we can access it during our meeting.

    If you do not have an appointment you can “walk-in” using the same zoom links as above. Walk-in hours will be 9:30am- Noon and 1:00pm- 3:30pm. Depending on other appointments and availability, it may take a little time to be seen, but we will try our best to get to you in a timely manner. If we are available, our Zoom links will be open. If we are out of the office or neither Allyson nor Zoe are available for walk-ins, our zoom links will be closed. Check back in later, schedule an appointment, or email us a list of questions.

    If you are unable to use Zoom and would prefer phone advising, please let us know via email and we will arrange a time and exchange numbers.

    Undergraduate Program AdvisorsEmailPhoneZoom Waiting Room
    Ms. Allyson Trimble
    ANS Bldg., 459, Room 100A
    Book an appointment 352-392-9739
    Ms. Zoe Bowden
    ANS Bldg., 459, Room 100B
    Book an appointment 352-392-2455

    Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

  • What if I am not going to be in Gainesville this spring?

    If you are a new student or have moved back home and would prefer to stay away from Gainesville this spring semester please contact your academic advisor to discuss creating a 100% online fall semester plan. 

    *Please note, as the University moves towards increased in-person classes, a 100% online schedule may be harder to accomplish.*

     Visit our Academic Advisors Page to book an appointment. 

  • Do I need to wear a mask while on campus?

    Yes, masks must be worn in all UF buildings which includes the animal sciences and dairy science buildings, and any time you are unable to maintain social distance. 

  • What if I get sick?

    Students who test positive or who have been exposed to a confirmed positive case will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and will be provided alternative assignments for any missed coursework. 

    It is imperative that any individuals who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 contact the Student Health Care Center at (352) 392-1161 to discuss symptoms with a nurse or medical provider before your visit to ensure proper protective measures are taken to prevent further risk of spread to others. Additionally, telehealth visits and phone triage are also available to assist patients with COVID-19 concerns. If you don’t already have a UFHealth MyChart account, you can register for one and activate it immediately by logging onto Download of the Zoom app is required for telehealth visits.

  • How do I apply to add a minor?
    1. Complete fillable form: Minor Application
    2. Email to Jane Dolder or James Fant for CALS approval
    3. If major is outside of CALS then send to the respective college for approval (contacts can be found at bottom of this page:
      1. If minor is in CLAS send form to