Whether you are interested in raising beef cattle or managing an equine breeding facility, the program in animal science is designed to address the diversity of opportunities available in the field.
The curriculum provides you with a solid mix of liberal arts, basic science, and professional courses to assure that you become a well-rounded, well-educated professional in the animal science field.
You can select from three specializations: equine science and management, livestock science and management, or science. Hands-on learning opportunities abound, with livestock facilities on campus that allow you to participate in the care, breeding, and management of beef cattle, sheep, swine, and horses.
This type of work experience, combined with the diversity of the program, has resulted in recent graduates being employed as livestock and horse farm managers, extension service workers, animal care technicians, veterinary assistants, stable workers, trainers, managers, lab technicians at pharmaceutical companies, and sales representatives for pharmaceutical and feed companies. Many have also chosen to continue their education at graduate or veterinary school.
Contact: Pamela Reed, Department Chair