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Department of Animal Science

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Study Animal Science

Besides the world-renowned research and some of the best faculty in the country, there are lots of reasons but here are a few more!

✓ 99% career placement upon graduation
✓ Experiential learning with teaching farms in all the animal species
✓ Faculty Advisers to provide one-on-one advising to students


Exceptional Learning Starts with Our Team

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.

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The Animal Science department is always here for you and your questions.