Animal Science Department

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences


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Statement on Credit/No Credit Grading of Major and Support Courses

Student Computer Requirements


Student Computer Requirements

All students entering the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences – either as a first-time freshman or as a transfer student – are expected to have a laptop computer to ensure access to computing capability at all times and in all locations, helping to support student success. The specifications provided below are designed to support students’ computing needs through at least four years of Cal Poly instruction. For additional, department-level computer specifications, please click the link in each department name.

The Cal Poly bookstore offers educational discounts for computing hardware. Students who are experiencing financial hardship and who do not have resources available to purchase a computer can contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if any one-time funding may be available. You should email your request to with the subject line: "CAFES Computer Need." Cal Poly provides a host of IT support resources for students.

Animal Science Mac or PC 13” or 15” At least full HD screen (1920x1080) Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 16 GB ram 512 GB SSD Dell XPS 15 ~ $1,200  MacBook Pro 13 ~$1,600 
Dairy Science


13” or 15”

At least full HD screen (1920x1080)

Intel Core i5

16 GB ram

512 GB SSD

Dell XPS 15 ~ $1,200  


Animal Science Units Map:

Tentative Course Offerings

Catalog Years:


Liability Packet 2021-2022

Change of Major:

Students interested in changing majors into Animal Science must have a minimum Cal Poly cumulative GPA of 3.0 and needs to meet with Dr. Jaymie Noland. Stop by the Animal Science Department for more information. 


Course/Enterprise Applications


Liability Packet 2021-2022

Equine Safety Awareness Handbook (PDF)

Beef Safety

Minor Forms

Please contact ASCI Office for more information:

  • Equine Science Minor

  • Poultry Management Minor

  • Meat Science and Processing Minor

  • Rangeland Resources Minor

  • Dairy Industries Minor

For more information, contact the Animal Science Office at or (805) 756-2419.


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