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Are you interested in animals? Considering a career involving animal production? This is the Learning Community for you! As a member of this LC, you will broaden your awareness and knowledge of opportunities and challenges involved in animal industries. Outside the classroom activities will enhance your in-class academic content. Visits to the Animal Sciences Research and Education Center and educational excursions such as field trips to Fair Oaks Dairy and Pig Adventures, Calf Land and the Farm at Prophetstown Draft Horse clinic provide hands-on learning. Social activities and service-learning experiences (such as Boo at the Zoo and Almost Home Humane Shelter) enable you to meet other students with animal-related majors and interests. Apply for the Animalia LC and join other animal enthusiasts exploring the world of animal-related careers!


  • First-time beginning students in the College of Agriculture
  • First-time beginning students in the Veterinary Technology Program
  • First-time beginning students in Exploratory Studies program

Residential Component

  • Optional. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with an optional residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be admitted) to a learning community with an optional residential component. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component.
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  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Fall Semester Only

Associated Courses and Information

ANSC 10200 - Introduction to Animal Agriculture

COM 11400 - Fundamentals of Speech

BIOL 11000 - Fundamentals of Biology (not required if student has AP credit)


Every fee eligible student involved with a learning community (LC) at Purdue will be assessed the $200 LC fee to their university account.  These funds support activities and travel, signature LC events, housing assignments and/or course registration and instructor stipends.

Events and Activities Included:

  • Welcome picnic
  • Swine and dairy industry tour
  • Night with the Wolves at Wolf Park
  • Exam review sessions
  • Volunteering at County Fair and Horse Pull
  • Periodic meals with faculty members
  • Coffee house discussions
  • Community service project Boo at the Zoo

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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