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Animal Sciences

We are 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.

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.

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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.

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Upcoming Department Events

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Animal Science Degrees and Programs

Undergraduate Degrees

Livestock Business Management Major

Use an interdisciplinary, systems approach to effectively manage livestock businesses for the benefit of humans and animals.

Degree Details for Livestock Business Management Major

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

350 W. Pitkin St.
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO 80523-1171
Bldg.: Animal Sciences
Voice: (970) 491-6672
Fax: (970) 491-5326