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Iowa State University

Iowa State University






Welcome to the Animal Science Department at Iowa State University

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.

Our commitment is to educate and prepare students for productive and gratifying careers in animal production, veterinary medicine and the diverse areas of animal business and industry. Instruction, research and outreach programs are led by 55 faculty, many of whom are internationally recognized, with expertise in breeding and genetics, genomics, nutrition, physiology, meat science and meat processing, animal well-being and management. These programs and disciplinary focus areas include beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, swine, companion animals, laboratory animals and zoo animals.

Graduates of our program are knowledgeable about sustainable animal production practices that also ensure animal health and well-being and stewardship of natural resources. Our graduates play key roles in meeting the employment opportunities and needs in all areas of animal science. Student placement of our animal science and dairy science majors and pre-veterinary students is 98%.

Our goal is to enrich the lives of humans through animals. If your goal is to work with animals and have a fulfilling career, we can help you achieve your goal. Contact us at 515-294-2160 or answeb@iastate.edu.



Don Beermann


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