Animal Science Advising
Detailed information about our majors is available in the Animal Science Advising Center section of our website. Information about specific requirements for each major, internship opportunities, transfer requirements, vet school, and career options can be found there.
How to Apply
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Animal science is the home for three undergraduate majors: Animal Science, Animal Science & Management, and Agricultural & Environmental Education.
Animal Science major is preferred by students preparing for application to schools of veterinary medicine.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Understanding of the scientific principles and physiological mechanisms associated with the disciplines in Animal Science
- Ability to describe the application of these principles to the care and sustainable management of domestic and captive animals
- Demonstrate the basic skills necessary to perform practical tasks associated with animal care
- Illustrate the basic skills necessary to interpret information gathered in a research setting
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate through writing, speech and graphical displays
ANIMAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
The Animal Science and Management major focuses on preparing students for a management career in agribusiness and related industries. The major provides an extensive base of courses in agribusiness, including marketing, economics, and accounting. At the same time, the student receives foundation courses in the animal sciences. This major attracts students who want a fundamental background in the natural sciences and business management.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Understanding of the scientific principles and physiological mechanisms associated with the disciplines in animal science as well as an understanding of the principles of managerial economics.
- Ability to describe the application of these principles to the care and sustainable management of domestic and captive animals and the application of these principles to small businesses
- Illustrate the basic skills necessary to interpret, gather, and process information in an agricultural business setting
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate through writing and speech
AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Students graduating in Agricultural and Environmental Education (AEE) are prepared to teach people about their role in creating sustainable agricultural and environmental systems, or helping employees learn a new skill. This major allows students to explore diverse agricultural and environmental topics and aids in their understanding of basic and advanced concepts in both the natural and social sciences. The program's focus on real-world activities and hands-on training makes it excellent preparation for students interested in entering professional careers that merge the social and natural sciences in agricultural and environmental contexts where social, interpersonal, communication and teaching skills are needed. Graduates have found employment in public schools, non-profit organizations, financial institutions, state, federal, and international agencies, nature preserves, community organizations and in sustainable development.