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Animal Science Certificate

Feeding the world.

The Animal Science certificate provides you with specialized training in the field, all through the accessible format of online learning. Study under leading animal science faculty and benefit from their unique experiences and qualifications in the animal science discipline.

Animal Science is a 12-credit graduate certificate program designed to provide rigorous instruction for those who wish to continue their training in the management and care of animals as well as the processing of animal products. Your studies will cover an advanced understanding of meat science,  genetic selection, physiology of reproduction as well as nutrition for either ruminant or monogastric animals.

This program is offered by SDSU through AG*IDEA, an affiliate of the Great Plains IDEA. AG*IDEA courses are taught by experienced faculty members in agriculture disciplines.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in animal science or related field
  • Enjoy working with livestock
  • Are passionate about animal agriculture

Career Opportunities

  • Educators
  • Extension agent
  • Animal production specialist
  • Feed specialist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher