What is Animal
Options for an Animal Science Major:
It is that aspect of BIOLOGY that deals with
domestic animals. When studying Animal Science, students, with
assistance from faculty advisors, develop individualized programs that
lead to rewarding careers in a wide variety of occupations. These
programs apply to farm, laboratory, zoo, and companion animals; their
interaction with human society; and the contribution of animal
products, such as milk and meat,
to the world food supply. The mission of the department is to provide
high quality educational experiences, excellent scholarship and service
to the community focused on domestic animals and our responsibilities
their health and welfare as they serve humankind through agriculture,
recreation, companionship and biomedical science. We
provide the opportunity to obtain a meaningful Bachelor of Science
degree that will serve the individual well in the future.
Students in Animal Science may develop a program of study under one of
the FOUR available options. Each option provides:
- A science-based curriculum that includes animal biology,
nutrition, genetics, animal health, biology, chemistry, and math,
coupled with a
- Opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, or
develop internships related to animal science.
- A combination of classroom, laboratory, and hands-on experience.
- A positive and friendly environment so students can maximize
achievements and place themselves in a favorable position for
subsequent career development.
General Animal Science
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