Animal Science Department

Animal science faculty posing with a horse, dog and cow.

Where animals are your career

Receive a hands-on education working with animals.

Our active lab classes and research facilities prepare you to reach your career goals.

From livestock to small animals, you can get the knowledge you need for your animal-related career.

Undergraduate programs

Our programs cover the business and technical aspects of animal care, nutrition and breeding.

Dedicated faculty guide you every step of the way.

Animal science students and professor doing wellness check on cow.

Shine in the animal industry. Work with cattle, poultry and other domesticated animals.

Two equine students riding their horses at Darr Agricultural Center.

Specialize in horse training, breeding and overall management.

Pre-vet student and veterinarian doing medical checkup on a dog.
Pre-professional pathway

Start your path to veterinary school.

Enhance your degree

Already have a major? Add a background in animal care with a certificate or minor.



Graduate programs

Student on a tractor herding cattle at Darr Agricultural Center.

Earn a master's degree in agriculture with a focus on animal science. Administered by the Darr College of Agriculture.

Misty sunrise at Journagan Ranch.

Advance your career and skills as a ranch operator or manager.

Facilities and resources

Horse grazing in pasture outside of Pinegar Arena.
Education buildings

Gain valuable experience as you build practical agriculture skills. You'll have access to ranches, farms, arenas and more.