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The animal science program educates future leaders in animal agriculture, pursues research programs that improve production efficiency and utility of animals and advances extension and outreach programs that apply research findings and introduce innovative, value-added products to the public.

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Animal Science Program Brochure (PDF/573.32 KB)

Animal science is the study of livestock and other animal species as it relates to their biological systems, behavior, health, reproduction, growth and management of their living environments.

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in animal science

The Masters of Science degree program in Animal Science provides three options of specialization:

  • Animal Products Technology
  • Animal Nutrition and Forages
  • Animal Reproductive Physiology and Cell Biology

Career Opportunities

  • Agriculture Insurance Representative
  • Animal Nutrition / Health Consultant
  • Animal Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Animal Product Marketing Specialist
  • Breeding / Ultrasound Technician
  • Embryologist
  • Meat Plant Quality Control
  • Research / Product Development Technician
  • Veterinarian

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the university high school students must have a GPA of 2.25 as well as an SAT score of 430 on Critical Thinking/Verbal and 400 on Math or an ACT score of 17 on English and 17 on Math.


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Andres A Pech-Cervantes, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ruminant Nutrition


Brou Kouakou, PhD

Associate Dean for Research and Director of Office of International Agriculture, Professor of Animal Science


Jung Hoon Lee, PhD

Research Professor of Food Science


Mahipal Singh, PhD, CRA

Professor of Animal Biotechnology, Animal Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator


Thomas Terrill, PhD

Professor of Animal Science


Niki Whitley, PhD

Animal Science Extension Specialist

Agricultural Education


Plant Science


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