Animal Science and Poultry ScienceBumpers College cattle judging team.

Students who major in Animal Science or Poultry Science are grounded in the science, technology, business and hands-on applications of animal agriculture and the meat and poultry industry.

Concentrations, minors and options include:

  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine - Animal Science
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine- Poultry Science 
  • Equine Science (Horses) and Companion Animals

Our Animal Science and Poultry Science programs are nationally ranked. The U of A Center of Excellence for Poultry Science is one of the nation's top programs for teaching, research and extension in poultry science.

Scholarships are available, and graduates are in demand for jobs in the poultry and beef industries in particular. The poultry industry is one of the leading employers in Arkansas with jobs in marketing, management, research and development, food safety and other areas, as well as managing breeding and growout operations. 

Other majors with career paths for working with animals include:

  • AgriBusiness
  • Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology
  • Biological Engineering

Careers in Animal Science and Poultry Science:

  • Animal Breeding
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Biosciences
  • Breed Association Management            
  • Communications and Journalism            
  • Companion Animal Management            
  • Corporate management            
  • Distribution            
  • Environmental Quality & Safety            
  • Equine Science            
  • Extension Service            
  • Farm Management            
  • Feed Manufacturing            
  • Food Safety            
  • Food Technology            
  • Genetics            
  • Immunology
  • Live Animal and Product Evaluation            
  • Livestock Production (Beef and Dairy Cattle, Horses, Swine, Sheep)            
  • Marketing            
  • Meat Processing            
  • Pharmaceutical Technology and Marketing            
  • Physiology            
  • Poultry and Livestock Equipment and Supply            
  • Poultry Growout and Breeder Management            
  • Poultry Production Management            
  • Product Research and Development            
  • Public Service            
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance            
  • Reproductive Physiology            
  • Research            
  • Teaching            
  • Veterinary Medicine            
  • Vocational Agriculture Teacher