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Animal Science M.S.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Animal Science

Earning your M.S. in animal science will prepare you to start or advance your career in the agriculture industry, various government services, business or teaching at the junior college level.

Program Faculty

Our award-winning faculty have practical experience in many areas of the agriculture industry. Their relationships with regional livestock producers, natural resource managers and county extension agencies also increase your opportunities for hands-on experience and research.

Career Opportunities

It’s a great time to start or advance your animal science career. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment opportunities in animal science fields are expected to show steady growth through 2028.

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Our Courses

Sharpen your skills at our 6,000-acre ranch that is home to our award-winning cattle, sheep and goats. The ranch also features several dedicated lab facilities and opportunities for range and wildlife management and meat/food production activities.

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