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Ph.D. in Animal Science

Do You Want to Improve the Welfare of Animals, Nutrition and Food Safety?

The Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science graduate program allows students to study breeding and genetics, livestock/beef management systems, livestock behavior and welfare, meat science/food safety-microbiology nutrition and reproduction.

Learn more here.

Where You’ll Find Us

Teaching at ARDEC.

Agricultural Research & Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of nine around the state.

Aerial view of almost completed construction site for three story academic building on CSU campus

Nutrien Building

Our Animal Science Graduate Programs will return to the Nutrien Building when it opens the spring of 2022.

Working at JBS Global Food Innovation center.

JBS Global Innovation Center in Honor of Gary and Kay Smith

Operate food supply equipment and process food in this state-of-the-art laboratory. Food is sold at the on-campus Where Food Comes From Market.

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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Science
  • Animal Biology 
  • Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Food Safety
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Related Careers

  • Branded Beef Companies
  • Breed Organizations
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Dairy Farms 
  • Feed Companies
  • Feedlots
  • Livestock Service Organizations
  • Meat Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Firms
  • Ranches 
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Department Advisor

Monica Thrasher

For more information, contact Monica Thrasher, Academic Contact for the Department of Animal Sciences.