Undergraduate Program

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
  • Disease Control Specialist
  • Education/Extension
  • Feed/Nutrition
  • Livestock Marketing 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.

2020-21 Degree Concentration Checksheets:

2020-21 Semester-by-Semester Degree Plans:

For degree plans prior to 2019-2020, please see the Animal Science Degree Archives.

How can an animal science student be involved?

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

animal science students working in meat lab

Quick Facts

Animal Science

Average Starting Salary:

Graduate School & Employment Placement Rate:

Internship Required:

Commonly Paired Minors:
Agribusiness, Poultry Science, Human Nutrition 

*Based on most recent Career Development Center Outcomes Report

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