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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

April 17, 2018
These awards were presented at the Gamma Sigma Delta Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 13th in Curtiss Auditorium. Gamma Sigma Delta is the honorary society for agriculture. Below are... more

April 17, 2018
Animal Science senior, Amanda Anderson, and Agricultural Studies Senior, Evan Gibbs, were both awarded scholarships from the National Pork Board. Amanda was also one of two top recipients to be... more

April 17, 2018
This is the first year that Block and Bridle planned a volunteer day where B&B members had the opportunity to give back to the teaching farms and department by volunteering their time and energy... 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