Animal Science BS

Total Units Required: 120

A student pets a sheep at the Sheep Unit at University Farm.

The Bachelor of Science in Animal Science prepares students for diverse careers involving all aspects of food animal agriculture. Careers in food animal production, support industries such as animal health and nutrition companies, and pre-professional preparation for graduate or professional school studies are all possible directions for students obtaining this degree.

Students interested in food animal pre-veterinary medicine should pursue this degree. The degree emphasizes science-based study of food animal production, including nutrition, health, reproduction, anatomy/physiology, genetics, and meat science.

In addition, management level courses in several food animal species are offered. Students get hands-on learning about food animals such as sheep, beef and dairy cattle, and pigs at the University Farm.