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Animal Sciences

We are a diverse department committed to animal science and service. Our investment in scientific research aims to optimize animal and environmental health and productivity. Through scientific inquiry we enhance our community engagement in equine assisted therapies and land stewardship practices.

Animal and Equine Science

 We are focused on developing industry leaders and improving profitable production of horses and food animals through the application of science and technology, resource management and food product enhancement, with emphasis on addressing societal issues concerning food safety, product quality and value, animal care and management, and environmental impacts of animal agriculture.

Animal Sciences

Equine Science

Research and Engagement

Our research covers a spectrum of subjects including equine science, genetics, livestock health and welfare, and meat safety. We are motivated by our commitment to improve stewardship for our livestock and the land that sustains them.

Spring Graduation Reception

Join Us

Friday, May 13, 2022
2:00 p.m.
Global Food Innovation Center, Room 161

Help us celebrate our exceptional graduates. Refreshments and cake will be served.

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Story of Impact

Bella Pulido

Growing up, Bella Pulido always saw herself as an ag person, but she learned “ag” looks different for everyone. She saw an opportunity to create a new space for Agricultural Sciences students who come from backgrounds that may look different from their cohorts’. Valuing diverse voices and contributions from the broader ag community are a crucial element to our students’ success and advancing the animal science industry.

Upcoming Department Events and News

Animal Sciences researchers partner with American Hereford Association on sustainable genetics research

Colorado State University researchers are partnering with the American Hereford Association to support cattle producers and the beef industry in finding sustainable solutions to environmental and economic challenges. The post Animal Sciences researchers partner with American Hereford Association on sustainable genetics research appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

CSU alumna is first woman to lead Colorado Cattlemen’s Association

Erin Karney, a CSU alumna and sixth-generation cattle rancher, was recently appointed executive vice president of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the top organization representing Colorado’s powerhouse cattle industry and its public policy concerns.  The post CSU alumna is first woman to lead Colorado Cattlemen’s Association appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

Animal Science Degrees and Programs

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Undergraduate Degrees

Animal Science

Develop an industry-oriented, science-based education that focuses on food-producing animals while learning technical, practical, and business skills involved in livestock production.

Degree Details for Animal Science

Equine Science

Develop in-depth scientific knowledge of the horse and apply those principles to the growing industry. Gain a broad understanding of the business, recreational and production aspects of the industry.

Degree Details for Equine Science

Graduate Degrees

Ph.D. in Animal Science

Study breeding and genetics, livestock/beef management systems, livestock behavior and welfare, meat science/food safety-microbiology nutrition and reproduction.

Degree Details for Ph.D. in Animal Science

M.S. in Animal Science

Develop an industry-oriented, science-based education that prepares you for careers in animal agriculture or one of many industries associated with livestock production.

Degree Details for M.S. in Animal Science

Master of Agriculture (M.Agr.) in Agricultural Sciences – Integrated Resource Management – Online

Understand how agricultural resource systems work together in a comprehensive way, and how to apply them in an agricultural management setting.

Degree Details for Master of Agriculture (M.Agr.) in Agricultural Sciences – Integrated Resource Management – Online

Contact the Department of Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences Building 
350 W. Pitkin St. 
Campus Delivery 1171 
Colorado State University 
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171
(970) 491-6672
CAS_Ansci@mail.colostate.edu