About the Program
Opportunities associated with this Department of Animal Sciences option include the leadership and management of any enterprise that deals with the daily production and care of animals. This could include food animal species of beef or dairy cattle, chickens, ducks, fish, sheep, swine, or turkeys or many companion animal species including cats, dogs, horses, and many exotic or zoo animals. This option is the best balance of science, business, and the enterprise management subjects designed to prepare someone to manage live animals. Enterprises might be owned by the graduate’s family, the graduate, or any agribusiness company. Graduates of this option often serve as technical support staff for input companies, as field or services representatives in various commodity organizations, livestock sale companies, or procurement officers for meat processing companies. You may be well suited for an animal production management career if you enjoy working with and supervising people, have good oral communication and problem-solving skills as well as competencies working with animals directly. Experience with the raising and managing of animals is essential since you will be expected to interact and relate to managers, veterinarians, business representatives, and owners of animal enterprises.
Animal Sciences Website
See ANSC Undergraduate Student Handbook for more information.
Animal Sciences Major Change (CODO) Requirements