We hope our Animal Science and Dairy Science students are having a great semester. We thank you for choosing Iowa State University and are happy to have you back on campus! If you are interested in joining the Department of Animal Science, click the apply button below or contact us for more information.

We, in Animal Science, want you to know we are always here for you. We are just a phone call or email away. Go Cyclones!

Enriching lives through animals

The Iowa State University Animal Science program is recognized globally as being one of the best programs for students to receive experiential learning. We boast state-of-the-art research facilities in swine nutrition and ruminant nutrition and have teaching farms in the areas of swine, sheep, beef, poultry, dairy and equine.  Students are able to gain the knowledge needed to be successful in an Animal Science or Dairy Science career. We invite you to get to know our outstanding faculty and staff and to become familiar with our diverse curriculum in the animal sciences. We take pride in integrating science, practice and innovation to serve the needs of citizens and animal industries.

Recent News

Iowa State dairy judging team at NAILE
November 29, 2021

The Iowa State dairy judging team competed in the North American International Livestock Exposition’s Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held in Louisville, KY.  Team members included: Amanda Engelken, Earlville, IA; Anna Hanson, Decorah, IA; Brianna McBride, Severance, CO; and Jessica Schmitt, Fort Atkinson, IA. 

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