Animal Science Major

Want to work with animals, get a science-based education, and discover your dream career?  

At a glance

You love knowing where your food comes from. You like to understand the science and business behind raising animals. This major focuses on the study of food-producing animals with foundation courses in the sciences. You’ll choose from specialized courses to enhance your technical, practical, and business skills, and have opportunities to participate in hands-on research and experience in the field with industry professionals and animals.  

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Agricultural Sciences
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?No
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Some Career Options

The Animal Science degree will prepare you for careers in animal agriculture or one of many industries associated with livestock production. You’ll focus on in-depth scientific knowledge of food-producing animals and how to relate those scientific principles to animal production. Throughout your time here, you’ll have opportunities to choose from specialized courses to enhance your technical, practical, and business skills related to production, marketing, and processing of livestock to develop a broad understanding of animal agriculture and discover your future in the animal science industry. 

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