As a primarily agricultural state, Indiana is a great place to learn animal science. Plus, our 1,100-acre campus is home to a beef and grain farm - right next door to our residence hall!
Why Animal Science?
Animal Science (also Animal Bioscience) studies the biology of animals under the control of humankind, usually livestock species, such as cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and horses.
This degree will teach you the science and business of producing domestic livestock species. An animal scientist applies principles of the biological, physical and social sciences to the problems associated with livestock production and management. Animal Science is also concerned with foods of animal origin: meat, dairy foods, and eggs. The food industry is one of the largest and most important industries in the United States. In addition, animal science is concerned with aspects of companion animals, including their nutrition, care, and welfare. If you are interested in the efficient production of food animals, processing and consumption of high-quality meats and dairy products, use of companion animals for recreation or leisure purposes, or the maintenance of animal health and well-being, then a career in one of the many animal sciences fields may be your key to a rewarding future.
Professional education and training in the animal sciences can prepare you for challenging career opportunities in such areas as animal production, breeding, health maintenance and disease control, marketing, processing, distribution, and numerous allied service industries. Additionally, it is a convenient major for biologists interested in animals and an eventual career after veterinary, medical, dental, or graduate school.
Suggested Schedule of Classes
Usual first semester courses
- Writing I
- Public Speaking
- Agriculture National Government
- Principles of Biology
- Introduction to Agricultural Systems
Usual second semester courses
- Writing II
- Agricultural Microeconomics
- Animal Health and Disease
- Soil Sciences and Crop Production
Usual third semester courses
- Principles of Biology II
- Mathematics and its Application
- Computer Literacy
- Management Methods in Agricultural Businesses
- Fundamentals of Horticulture
Usual fourth semester courses
- Animal Reproduction
- Meat Science
- Agriculture Data Management
- Introduction to Agriculture Marketing
- Introduction to Range Management
What are my career options with this program?
- Food Scientist
- Agricultural Sales Representative
- Agricultural Technician
- Animal and Pet Health Worker
- Farm/Ranch Manager
- Livestock Technician
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Last updated February 5, 2018