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The Department of Animal and Food Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degrees in: 1) Animal Science, 2) Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences, and 3) Food Science. The Department also offers minors in a) Animal Science, b) Food Science, and c) Equine Science. An Honors Degree option is offered for all majors in the Department.
The Animal Science major encompasses a wide range of disciplines in which the principles of biology are applied to animal systems. Instruction is offered in animal nutrition, physiology, genetics, reproduction, and animal health; and in dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, wine, poultry, and equine management.
The Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences major is designed to meet not only the Department, College, and University requirements for the BS degree, but also the admission requirements for most veterinary schools. It is also designed to prepare students to pursue graduate degrees in areas related to animal science and the biological sciences through course work and laboratory experiences.
The Food Science major is designed to provide students with a broad understanding and professional preparation in the areas of food processing, preservation, evaluation, packaging, and distribution. Upon graduation, job opportunities include positions within the food and allied industries, government, and independent research institutions. The role of the food scientist in such positions may involve product and process development, food safety engineering, quality control and analysis, technical service, and sales, with opportunities in regulatory agencies, education, and basic research. This major places emphasis on the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, preparing a student for research opportunities within the Food Science disciplines. Additional recommended electives can provide a student with the course work to pursue a food processing engineering emphasis.
Students are encouraged to participate in a broad realm of animal and food science projects in the department through undergraduate research opportunities.