Why study Animal Science?
Undergraduates can select one of three majors administered by the department: Animal Science, Animal Science & Management, and Agriculture & Environmental Education. Our majors offer opportunities to students who enjoy animals and wish to study their biology and care and/or their management. A practical, as well as, a scientific understanding of domestic animals is obtained by completing a specialization: animal behavior, biochemistry, genetics, nutrition, physiology, aquatic animals, avian sciences, companion & captive animals, laboratory animals, equine science, livestock & dairy, or poultry. We pride ourselves in the experiential learning students obtain through our majors.
Knowledge is gained both in lecture classes and hands-on laboratories. The courses expose students to an integrated study of animal behavior, reproduction, growth, lactation, molecular biology, animal breeding, livestock judging, and many other aspects of animal biology. A wide array of formal and informal internship opportunities are available at the department's extensive animal facilities.