Animal Science

Why should I major in Animal Science?

Three concentrations prepare graduates for positions of leadership and responsibility in the production of beef and dairy cattle, swine, horses, sheep and companion animals. Additionally, coursework in meat science, breeding, nutrition, animal health and physiology is available to refine academic experiences to match interests and prepare students for careers in the industry or placement into graduate, professional, or veterinary school. 

What can I do with a degree in Animal Science?

There are multiple career options for an Animal Science graduate. Depending on the concentration area chosen, graduates can be employed in any facet of the animal science industry. 

  • AI Technician
  • Veterinarian
  • Meat Scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Disease Control Specialist

What does an Animal Science major study?

Courses of study for Animal Science majors vary depending on the concentration area. Students should select a concentration that best matches their interests.

For degree plans prior to 2018-2019, please see the Animal Science Degree Archives.

How can an Animal Science student be involved?

The Animal Science Department and the University offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.

animal science students working in meat lab

Quick Facts

Department:
Animal Science

Average Starting Salary:
$46,500

Graduate School & Employment Placement Rate:
73%

Internship Required:
No

Commonly Paired Minors:
Agribusiness, Equine Science


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