The Animal and Food Science Department offers a major in Animal Science (emphasis in Equine, Meat Animal or Veterinary Technology) as well as a major in Dairy Science. The faculty and staff consists of fourteen full-time members with specific expertise in various animal science disciplines including nutrition, reproduction, genetics, breeding, physiology, animal health, livestock management, and meat and dairy products. In addition, our faculty possesses a broad base of experience with all farm animal species. Two of the current faculty members have won the campus-wide “Distinguished Teacher of the Year” award.
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences maintains two laboratory teaching farms. Both the Mann Valley Farm and the Campus Farm are heavily used for course work by the Animal Science faculty. These farms include dairy, beef, swine, sheep, poultry, and equine enterprises. In addition, the Animal and Food Science Department operates an on-campus dairy manufacturing plant and a fully-equipped meat processing facility.
The major will prepare students for a variety of positions in animal agriculture. Some examples of entry-level jobs include:
Most of these positions offer significant and early opportunity for advancement. The demand for personnel is consistently high in all the above areas. In addition the Animal Science-Science Option prepares students for entry into either graduate school or veterinary college. Attainment of these advanced degrees offers numerous opportunities for rewarding careers such as university teaching, public or private research and development, private veterinary practice, and federal or state veterinary positions.
conducts one of the leading undergraduate comprehensive animal science programs in the nation. Our students are actively involved in scholastic and extracurricular activities at local, regional, national, and international levels.
Department of Animal and Food Science
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Animal Science is a program in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.