Department of Animal Science
The Animal Science major offers an opportunity to apply animal biology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and other life sciences to the study of animal breeding and genetics, growth, lactation, nutrition, reproduction, and management. Courses in a typical Animal Science program may include animal behavior, nutrition, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and reproduction. Courses in support areas, such as biochemistry, genetics, soils, agricultural economics and marketing, legal aspects, and the environment also are offered. All of these courses are essential to entering an animal science profession.
Graduates are prepared to:
- Pursue careers in animal production, veterinary medicine, education, biotechnology, and conservation;
- Work with businesses inside and outside of agriculture, including farms, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and foundations;
- Undertake graduate and professional training;
- Teach and begin research in related fields.
Department of Animal Science also offers a Master Degree in Animal & Poultry nutrition, Animal Breeding and genetics and Animal Physiology. The Master Degree in Animal Science provide the knowledge and skills required to pursue leading careers in animal research, development, academia, training, public and private commercial enterprise, advisory work, government agencies and other non-government organizations throughout the world.