Explore. Learn. Do.
The Department of Animal Sciences believes in something called experiential learning. We’re all about students exploring their interests through classes that teach the fundamentals of animal sciences and that provide hands-on opportunities to work directly with animals.
Hopefully you don’t need compelling reasons to be an animal science major, but we’ll give you four.
1. You can explore all of your interests. Major in animal science, minor in business, take all of your elective classes in animal genetics, complete a research internship in captive animal behavior, and join the photography club. Or, perhaps you might want to major in animal science to work toward a degree in nutrition. Meanwhile, you complete a minor in psychology, take all of your electives in equine science, and study abroad in Belgium to learn about their equine industry. The possibilities are endless.
2. We have faculty advising. Don’t know what classes to take, clubs to get involved in, or internship opportunities to take hold of based on your career goals? No problem. Get advice from some of the smartest brains in the field of animal science.
3. You’ll learn by doing. With seven animal units, and the number one rated zoo in the country located just minutes away from campus, we have the opportunity to bring animals into the classroom or to bring the classroom to the animals. In addition, our state-of-the-art teaching laboratory allows you to get down to the basics of how the body works. Either way, you’ll see, touch, feel, and work with animals right away.
4. Marketability isn’t a problem. Through our internship, study abroad, and research programs, you certainly have a competitive edge in the work force. How can you argue with a 92% placement rate after graduation?
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