Animal Science in the broadest sense is the study of agricultural animal behavior and related technologies. The program as taught at the best colleges in the field should familiarize students with both the basic concepts of animal behavior and biology, as well as provide the analytical skills to apply the latest best techniques and technologies and environmentally sound animal care and production.
30 Best Colleges for Animal Science
This is our RealRanktm ranking of the best colleges for Animal Science and animal husbandry majors.
|1||University of Florida||Gainesville||FL|
|2||Texas A&M University||College Station||TX|
|4||Purdue University||West Lafayette||IN|
|5||Iowa State University||Ames||IA|
|6||University of Georgia||Athens||GA|
|7||University of Illinois||Champaign||IL|
|8||Michigan State University||East Lansing||MI|
|9||University of California - Davis||Davis||CA|
|10||The Ohio State University||Columbus||OH|
|11||North Carolina State University||Raleigh||NC|
|12||University of Minnesota||Twin Cities||MN|
|13||University of Arkansas||Fayetteville||AR|
|14||Kansas State University||Manhattan||KS|
|15||Texas Tech University||Lubbock||TX|
|16||University of Maryland||College Park||MD|
|17||University of Nebraska||Lincoln||NB|
|18||Washington State University||Pullman||WA|
|20||Penn State||University Park||PA|
|22||Virginia Polytechnic University (Virginia Tech)||Blacksburg||VA|
|23||Louisiana State University||Baton Rouge||LA|
|24||University of Tennessee||Knoxville||TN|
|25||California State University - Chico||Chico||CA|
|26||University Of Wisconsin||Madison||WI|
|27||Colorado State University||Ft. Collins||CO|
|28||University of Arizona||Tuscon||AZ|
|29||North Dakota State University||Fargo||ND|
|30||Oregon State University||Corvallis||OR|
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What is an Animal Science Major?
Typically the animal sciences program and most universities is a Department in the college of agriculture and life sciences. These major programs can cover a wide range of subjects related to animal agriculture, such as:
- Business aspects of raising and breeding of agricultural animals such as chickens, cattle, swine, goats, sheep, and exotics, such as ostrich, buffalo and emu, including:
- political, environmental and regulatory matters involving animal industries
- organic chemistry
- animal management and breeding breeding
- developing disease resistant breeds
- dairy science
- equine science
- physiology of reproduction.
Animal Science Careers
A major in Animal Sciences opens career paths on one of the broadest industries around the world. This includes not only livestock, but also anything that may relate to animal care from zoo management to environmental planning to park services. Among the careers paths available are:
- Agricultural scientist
- Environmental scientist
- livestock, poultry and dairy management and finance
- farm animal nutrition
- farm animal breeding
- dairy management and production
- laboratory animal care
- veterinarian (with advanced Veterinary School degree)
- race horse breeding and training
- race track management
- zoo management
- wildlife control
- park management.