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Animal Science Undergraduate Programs

The department offers the baccalaureate degree with a major in animal science. Animal science students have a choice of industry or science emphases. The department has 16 full-time faculty members involved in the teaching program. There are more than 300 undergraduates enrolled, and over 1,500 students are served yearly in the 27 undergraduate courses offered by the department.

The Animal Science Department is rich with experienced faculty members and has developed many well-known graduates in the livestock industry and in natural resource management fields. Academically, SDSU animal science graduates are well prepared through hands-on experiences in the classroom, on field trips, and at our purebred beef, sheep, horse and swine teaching units, as well as at the Oak Lake Field Station.

The undergraduate program is flexible and allows students to obtain minors, or second majors, in other college programs. The department also sponsors many clubs and activities that promote leadership and student involvement. Because of the balanced approach the faculty takes to education, experience and involvement, SDSU animal science graduates are continually sought after for internships, employment and graduate school.

Faculty Mission

Our undergraduate teaching faculty provide students with a high-quality professional educational experience that encourages creative thinking and develops and expands knowledge and skills in the fields of animal science.