Welcome to the Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the biology and management of food, laboratory, and companion animal species.  Our research programs aim to increase understanding of animal biology using domestic and laboratory species and also address challenges facing the animal industries.  All such work is aimed at discovering and developing new techniques and information to benefit animals, agriculture and human health.  Our nineteen faculty members, many internationally recognized, have diverse interests in animal management, breeding, genetics, physiology, nutrition, growth biology and microbiology.