Animal Sciences involves studying and applying the basic principles of nutrition, reproduction, and genetics to the production and management of animals: horses, dairy and beef cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, and other domesticated species.
To keep pace with the food, fiber, and recreation requirements of a growing world population, Animal Sciences graduates are needed in the livestock industry and closely related fields. The Animal Sciences major offers considerable flexibility in fulfilling specific career objectives, whether you are interested in working directly with livestock or indirectly in closely related areas such as agribusiness, research, government, or education.
Possible career fields include:
*Note that students completing the pre-professional option have fulfilled the necessary requirements for most veterinary colleges.
As an Animal Sciences major, you have the opportunity to pursue specific interests by selecting one of three study options:
Students get hands-on experience with the university livestock herds and flocks in addition to the meats and research laboratories. Internships, undergraduate research experiences, study abroad programs, and student mentorships will offer you opportunities to gain a variety of experiences.
Additionally, you have the opportunity to take advantage of various extracurricular activities including:
Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.
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per year in 2014
Agricultural and food scientists work in various industries, including colleges and universities, manufacturing, and in scientific research and development. They work in offices, laboratories, and, sometimes, food production facilities. Most agricultural and food scientists work full time.
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