The use, care and treatment of animals

The animal science department in the William H. Darr College of Agriculture supports academic and professional pursuits in agricultural fields that focus on the care, treatment and use of animals. From livestock to horses, the animal science department blends classroom learning with hands-on experiences working with the College’s cattle and horses.

Our undergraduate programs provide a comprehensive education that includes both the business and technical aspects of animal care, nutrition and breeding.

Undergraduate programs

Animal science

Gain a deep understanding of animal industries, from horses to beef and dairy.


Start on the path toward veterinary school. Protect and care for the health of animals.

Certificates and minors

Graduate program

Facilities and resources

Utilize the state-of-the-art laboratory facilities at the Darr Agricultural Center and the cattle operations at Journagan Ranch to develop your practical agriculture skills while gaining valuable work experience.