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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Animal Sciences

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The Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences promotes leadership and inspiration to educate students, enabling them to anticipate and effectively respond to challenges facing the global animal industries. The Animal Sciences faculty conducts relevant scientific research and facilitates technology transfer for efficient and sustainable production of high quality animal products, optimizing animal well-being, enhancing the human diet, and advancing sound environmental practices.

The vision of the Department of Animal Sciences is simple. We desire to be the “place to go” for the citizens of Indiana and beyond for knowledge in animal sciences. This includes students, commodity groups, industry partners, government agencies, consumers, and many others. Our shared goals are to:

  • provide students with a rigorous and relevant education, preparing them for a lifetime of learning;
  • achieve scientific preeminence in selected areas, and develop teams to identify and solve real world problems; and
  • meet the needs of our diverse clientele making the best use of emerging technologies.

The Animal Sciences faculty has expertise in the disciplines of growth and development, nutrition, breeding and genetics, physiology, management, and animal well-being and behavior. In addition, scientists in the USDA Livestock Behavior Unit associated with Purdue are adjunct faculty members.


Concentrations include:

  • Animal Agribusiness  
  • Behavior/Well-Being  
  • Biosciences  
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine 
  • Production & Industry

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Contact Information

Department of Animal Sciences
Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences
270 S. Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2041
Main Office: 1014 Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences





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