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

May 23, 2016
Friday, May 20,  the Iowa State University Inspiration Awards and Annual Reception was held at the ISU Alumni Center.  The faculty-staff recipients included Larry Ebbers, William Edwards,... more

May 23, 2016
That is what students are making in Dr. Rodrigo Tarté’s class, Animal Science 460/560 (Processed Meats).  Dr. Tarté is an Assistant Professor of Animal Science and says in his class students... more

May 19, 2016
Targeting Excellence just announced that they have awarded $123,000 in combined scholarships to 58 students from Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  The scholarships were awarded... 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