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.
Story of Impact
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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Animal Science Degrees and Programs
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.
Develop an industry-oriented, science-based education that focuses on food-producing animals while learning technical, practical, and business skills involved in livestock production.
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.
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.
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.
Beef Feedlot Management
Prepare for a career in the cattle feeding industry and associated allied industries.
Prepare for a career that requires specialized training in feeding and nutritional management of animals or for advanced studies in the field of animal nutrition.
Prepare for a career that requires specialized training in meat processing technology, product quality, microbiology and meat safety or for advanced studies in Meat Science or Food Safety.