Majors in Animal Science:
The Animal Sciences major offers an opportunity to apply animal biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and other life sciences to the study of animal breeding and genetics, nutrition, physiology, growth, behavior, and management. The curriculum is extremely flexible and can be applied to a great variety of species, from farm animals and pets to laboratory animals and even some exotics.
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Minors in Animal Science:
Students declaring a minor in Animal Science must arrange to have a formal academic advisor in Animal Science at least three semesters before graduating. The minor is satisfied by completing at least 15 credit hours of Animal Science courses, which are planned in consultation with the Departmental advisor. For example, students completing the Animal Science minor assemble courses, or demonstrate having the equivalent from elsewhere, that include basic and applied biology of animals (i.e. anatomy, physiology, nutrition, genetics) along with a selection of intermediate or advanced offerings from the Animal Science curriculum.
Undergraduate advising is coordinated by Dr. Jim Giles. See the column to the left for contact information. General inquiries about the Animal Sciences undergraduate program should be directed to either of these individuals. Prospective students planning to visit the campus may also meet with a member of the faculty to discuss their plans or ask questions about the program. Such meetings can be arranged through the Undergraduate Advising assistant.
Students in Animal Science have the opportunity to undertake independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor at Cornell University. Students who complete the honors program are recognized for their excellence in research and have several advantages as a result of their participation, including graduating “With Distinction in Research.” Learn More