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Undergraduate Programs

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Whether you begin your college career with us, switch from a different major, or transfer from another university or community college, we’re here to help you thrive.

Our departmental advisers work closely with you to help select courses that fulfill degree requirements, provide opportunities to enhance your college career through activities and clubs, and build a foundation for future success.

Our students leave campus confident, qualified and career-ready. Start your journey.

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Learn more about our alternative entry programs and discover your path to CALS.

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Bachelor of Science

We offer three exciting tracks that lead to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Animal Science. So whether your goal is to head to vet school or work in production management, we’ve got you covered.

Our curriculum couples classroom instruction with hands-on learning opportunities to help bring your studies to life.

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Accelerated Program

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s

Students who participate in the Accelerated Bachelor’s – Master’s (ABM) degree program follow a structured curriculum that allows them to graduate in five years with both a B.S. and Master of Animal Science degree.

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Undergraduate Minor and Certificate

Undergraduate Minor in Animal Science

Open to all undergraduate students, the minor in Animal Science allows students to become familiar with animal production and its related industries. Students must complete 15 credit hours with a grade of ‘C-‘ or higher in each course.

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Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition

The certificate program offers education in the basics of livestock, horse and companion animal nutrition. Students can complete the four required courses on-campus, online or in combination. This flexibility allows students to move at their own pace.

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Undergraduate Student Resources

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Undergraduate Advising

Dr. Melissa S. Merrill is the undergraduate program coordinator for Animal Science. Contact Dr. Merrill for questions or more information about our undergraduate programs: