Department of Animal Science

Building the educational foundation for future leaders in the animal industry

Tomorrow's animal and natural resources 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 our curriculum, a student-centered focus allows ample room for growth and success, including scholarship opportunities and several enterprising clubs.

With our multi-disciplinary approaches towards production efficiency, product enhancement, and natural resources management, both our undergraduate and our graduate students gain strong skill sets. Graduates of our program see career options unfold in a diverse and growing range of employment areas, from animal-related industries to natural resources management.

Many graduate students devise their own research, or partner with faculty in our many facilities and laboratories, to solve the challenges of 21st century animal agriculture and environmental stewardship.

Species Studies Direct Links

Beef Equine Meat Science and Muscle Biology
Sheep Swine

SDSU Australia 2014 Ag Travel Class
This blog follows SDSU students on a study trip to Australia.

SDSU 2014 Argentina Ag Travel Class
This blog follows SDSU students on a study trip to Argentina.

SDSU China 2014 Ag Travel Class
This blog follows SDSU students on a study trip to China.

SDSU China Ag Travel Class
This blog follows SDSU students on a study trip to China. View the 2012 blog to see what our students did then in China.

SDSU New Zealand Ag Travel Class
This blog follows SDSU students on a study trip to New Zealand.

Fast Facts
Undergraduate Students
400
Graduate Students
29
Number of graduates 2012–2013
76
Scholarship Recipients 90
Student/Faculty Ratio 25:1
Job Placement Rate 100%