Animal sciences offers a sound education in science and prepares students for scientific careers in animal agriculture. Biotechnological industries seek animal science graduates, frequently offering unprecedented opportunities. In addition, students are prepared for graduate study in specialized fields of animal genetics, nutrition, physiology, food science, or management. Students interested in continuing to a professional school, such as dentistry, medicine, or veterinary medicine, find this program to provide excellent preparation.
- Animal Agribusiness
- Preveterinary Medicine
Points of Pride
- The Department of Animal Sciences has 33 faculty providing excellence in teaching, research and outreach.
- Nearly 50 animal sciences students participate in study abroad and international programs annually.
- 575 animal science undergraduate students pursue diverse careers, including veterinary medicine, research, sales, production, exotic animals, companion animals, and animal behavior.
- Animal sciences graduates have a 90% placement rate. Average starting salary ranges from $20,000 (Zoo and Exotic) to $45,000 (Life Sciences, Sales, and Products).