Animal Science

The animal science major prepares students for careers in the beef, dairy, horse, poultry, sheep, or swine industries. General principles, management, and production technologies and skills are covered in the production option while the animal industries option provides greater emphasis on the business, finance, and marketing aspects of animal agriculture. The University maintains herds and flocks for teaching and research. Students may complete Pre Veterinary Medicine requirements under the Animal Science option. Graduates can expect to qualify for positions in sales and service, inspection, regulation, research/teaching, breed associations, extension, or management in an animal industry.