Rosie Nold, Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head
Department of Animal Science
Animal Science Complex 116
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The Animal Science program provides instruction in animal breeding, feeding and nutrition, management, selection and evaluation, marketing, meats, horses and wool. The specialization allows students to focus their studies on Industry or Science, with an emphasis on the principles of genetics, nutrition, physiology, and meats as they affect production and management of livestock and meat animal products.
Program courses pertain to beef cattle, horses, sheep, and swine and the applications of various disciplines to the breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of livestock and livestock products. Students interested in Veterinary medicine may supplement this program of study with the (Pre-) Veterinary Medicine curriculum.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Animal Science major with an Industry Specialization, students will:
- acquire knowledge of the core sciences and best management practices that are the foundation of animal science and husbandry;
- demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills using a variety of mediums and with various audience types;
- demonstrate the ability to function as an effective member of a team;
- develop fact-based comparisons of both sides of contemporary issues that impact diversity, inclusion, equity, and professional ethics as related to animal agriculture; and
- interpret, critically evaluate, and apply information in order to recognize problems and create solutions.
Course Delivery Format
The Animal Science program provides hands-on experiences in the classroom, laboratories, field trips, and at the livestock teaching units.