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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Courses in Animal Science
Minors in Animal Science:
Students declaring a minor in Animal Science must declare the minor prior to graduating. The minor is satisfied by completing at least 15 credit hours of Animal Science courses. 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 Lindsay Glasner. See the column to the left for contact information. General inquiries about the Animal Sciences undergraduate program should be directed to her. 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. Contact Lindsay to schedule your visit.
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