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 25, 2017
Offices will be closed across campus in observance of Memorial Day however the ISU Retirees Association will keep the campus busy with a Memorial Day ceremony.  The ceremony will be held at the... more

May 24, 2017
The Department of Animal Science is beefing up their social media posts.  Follow the department at the bottom of the main page by clicking on the Facebook or Instagram icon.  You can also... 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