Group of cows at ARDEC.

Animal Sciences

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

Animal Science students acquire firsthand experience working with world-class faculty developing students into industry leaders who care about food safety and animal welfare.  

The Animal Science degree program offers an opportunity to study food-producing animals through foundations courses in science and business. Students will work closely with industry professionals and animals in the field and in the lab, doing hands-on research and learning practical skills that you can use in the workforce.


  • Broad-based understanding of biological principles and develop the ability to incorporate the use of these principles into animal management systems
  • An understanding of business/economic principles and their application to food animal production systems
  • Ability to critically evaluate industry and management issues
  • Problem-solving and leadership skills that enhance professional success

Where You’ll Find Us

Working at JBS.

JBS Global Food 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.

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 Programs will return to the Nutrien Building when it opens the spring of 2022.

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Related Interests

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

  • Ranches 
  • Feedlots
  • Dairy Farms
  • Feed Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Firms
  • Livestock Service Organizations
  • Breed Organizations
  • Branded Beef Companies
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Enrollment in Graduate & Professional Schools
Noa Roman-Muniz.

Department Advisor 

Dr. Noa Roman-Muniz

For more information, contact Dr. Noa Roman-Muniz, Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Department of Animal Sciences.