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.
Major

Animal science

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

Two equine students riding their horses at Darr Agricultural Center.
Major

Equine science

Specialize in horse training, breeding and overall management.

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

Pre-veterinary

Start your path to veterinary school.

Graduate programs

Student on a tractor herding cattle at Darr Agricultural Center.
Master's

Agriculture

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.
Certificate

Ranch management

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

Facilities and resources

Horse grazing in pasture outside of Pinegar Arena.
Education buildings

Explore your places to study and learn

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