Bachelor of Science

Animal Sciences


Animal sciences focuses on whole-animal biology, applying the latest in genetics, computational biology, physiology, nutrition and meat science to livestock production and management. Animal sciences graduates work to improve both animal and human health, as well as food production, through cutting-edge research and direct application of new knowledge.

Classes You Might Take

  • Monogastric or Ruminant Nutrition
  • Applied Livestock Genetics
  • Animal Welfare
  • Principles of Meat Science
  • Equine Breeding Management

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Why CAFNR for Animal Sciences

Study under world-class scientists and instructors; participate in experiential learning via beef, dairy, swine, poultry, sheep and equine farms minutes from campus; and work side-by-side in the laboratory with Animal Sciences faculty and graduate students.

Students showing Holstein cattle in Trowbridge.

Career Possibilities

Animal Nutritionist
Equine Breeding Manager

Internships & Employment

Sinclair Research Center • USDA • Cactus Family Farms • Elanco • Cattle Visions • Kentucky Equine Management • Missouri Wildlife Rescue Center • Horton Animal Hospital • Saint Louis Zoo • Dunn Ranch • Missouri Department of Agriculture • Cargill • Kynetec • Missouri Pork Association • Smithfield • Roaming Pastures Dairy

Signature Experience

Study Abroad

One of the many unique experiences available for animal sciences students are signature study abroad programs. Learn about animal production in China, wildlife in Australia, horses in Scotland and grazing animals in Ireland.

Study Abroad
Students with horse

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Admissions and Application

You can declare Animal Sciences as your major at any point during your career at MU without a separate application.

Cost and Financial Aid

Learn more about tuition costs, scholarship opportunities and financial aid at Mizzou.

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