Undergraduates studying in the Animal Science Department learn from a variety of disciplines including pre-veterinary medicine, animal biotechnology, food animal production in beef, sheep and swine, comparative animal biology, equine science, poultry management, range resource management and meat science (see Areas of Study).
These disciplines are taught through a hands-on curriculum that emphasizes students’ involvement and interaction with animals on a regular basis. Additionally, the curriculum is designed for flexibility, so students can plan an individual curriculum in line with their interests and career goals.
In this technology-driven world, the animal science curriculum prepares students to successfully respond to and integrate the rapid developments in science and technology with societal, economic and cultural changes occurring.
The major provides excellent preparation for students who will take a position in animal-related industries upon graduation, as well as those (approximately 45 percent) entering veterinary medicine or graduate school to obtain advanced degrees.