Start your Adventure in Animal Science

The Animal Science Department at Iowa State University invites you to get to know our outstanding faculty and staff and current students to become familiar with our diverse programs in the animal sciences. Our departmental programs integrate science, practice, and innovation to serve the immediate needs of animal industries. Moreover, our faculty direct programs that provide new knowledge and information to confront the challenges in the future.

Recent News

August 11, 2017
The 2017 Iowa State Fair is in full swing and fair goers are lining up to milk a cow.  The Dairy Science Club, an animal science club, conducts the 'I milked a cow' exhibit for all 10 days of... more

August 11, 2017
    Dr. Dawn Koltes joins us as an Assistant Professor in Physiology.  She comes to us from the University of Arkansas in... more

August 11, 2017
  Graduate students Danika Miller and Michael Cropp were awarded $10,000.00 scholarships by the Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation also known as MISA.  They... more

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Points of Pride

  • The Department of Animal Science has Five Distinguished Professors (more than any other department on campus) and two University Professors

  • Teaching and Research Farms for Dairy, Beef, Equine, Poultry, Sheep, and Swine

  • Highest Ranked Animal Breeding and Genetics Group in the United States and one of the top Four Worldwide

  • Award Winning Meat Science Program

  • Animal Science has five Distinguished Professors, more than any other Department on campus, and two University Professors