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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Animal Science


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Joseph Cassady, Department Head
Department of Animal Science
Animal Science Complex 103A
605-688-5166
E-mail: cheryl.beste@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/animal-science

Faculty

Distinguished Professor:
Robbi H. Pritchard

Professors:
Joseph Cassady, Jeffrey Clapper, Jeffrey Held, Donald Marshall, Kenneth Olson, George Perry, Robert Thaler, Julie Walker, Cody Wright

Associate Professors:
Amanda Blair, Rebecca Bott, Michael Gonda, Rosemarie Nold, Keith Underwood

Assistant Professors:
Derek Brake, Judson Grubbs, Crystal Levesque, Ryan Samuel, Benoit St Pierre, Tofuko Woyengo

Instructor:
Sara Tanner-Mastellar

Emeritus:
James Bailey, Robert Gartner, Dan Gee, James Johnson, George Libal, Douglas McFarland, Lowell Slyter, Richard Wahlstrom

Overview

Tomorrow’s animal industries leaders gain the educational foundation they need in the Department of Animal Science. These future leaders study under a dynamic faculty who not only teach but also set the pace with important research and aggressive outreach via Extension. Throughout the curriculum, a student-centered focus allows ample room for growth and success. With the multi-disciplinary approaches towards production efficiency and product enhancement, both undergraduate and graduate students gain strong skill sets. Graduates from the department find career options unfold in a diverse and growing range of employment areas.

Programs

Majors

Minors

Certificates

Graduate Programs*

  • Animal Science (M.S.)
  • Animal Science (Ph.D.)
  • Animal Science Certificate

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Facilities and Services

Students gain hands-on experiences at several departmental facilities including the in-house Meat Science Lab and nearby Cow/Calf Education and Research Facility, Swine Education and Research Facility, Sheep Education and Research Facility, Ruminant Nutrition Center, and Equine Teaching Facility.

Student Support and Engagement Opportunities 

Several student clubs and organizations are affiliated with the Department of Animal Science, and Department faculty serve as club advisors and are supportive of all club functions and events. By being involved in these organizations, students have the opportunity to develop their leadership and communications skills with other students who have similar interests and concerns.

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