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Department of Animal Sciences


Honors and Research

Honors and Scholars

The Honors program is an opportunity to be challenged, take advanced courses, and explore your interests in-depth through research engagement. The Department of Animal Sciences within the CFAES offers Honors Programs for students earning bachelor degrees in Agriculture and Nutrition.
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Undergraduate Research

Through undergraduate research, you can expand on your classroom studies through in-depth, hands-on experiences that will allow you to discover how research advances our understanding of animals. In addition, you will learn about the processes of experimental design, implementation, and analysis. Your project could include everything from isolating a specific gene to developing improved methods of estrous synchronization to investigating the workings of the digestive systems.

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Every year students are honored at an annual banquet. The top two undergraduate awards are the Dr. G. R. Johnson Scholarship Award (highest GPA for a junior or senior major) and the Waldock Brothers Award (outstanding senior in Animal Sciences).

You can view the historical winners