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Animal Science

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Animal Science

Earning your ASU degree will open doors for you in several areas of the agriculture industry. The practical experience you gain will also give you an advantage when it comes to applying for jobs or graduate school.

Our graduates work in livestock production, ranch and feedlot management, as county extension agents, in the meat and food industry, and in many other fields. We’ve also had graduates accepted to veterinary schools across the country.

A Minor in Animal Science is also available.

Program Faculty

Our award-winning faculty are also industry professionals ready to teach you the latest trends and techniques. You’ll also have the chance to work with them on research projects. Our small lab sizes mean you really get to know your professors, and you can always visit with them during their office hours.

Career Opportunities

Start your career as soon as you graduate. 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

Learn the many different aspects of livestock production and evaluation, ranch management, and animal nutrition and reproduction.

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