Welcome to the Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the biology and management of food, laboratory and companion animal species. Our research programs advance our understanding of animal biology and address local and global issues facing animal industries today. Our goals are to discover and develop new techniques and information to benefit animals, agriculture and human health. Our internationally recognized faculty have diverse interests in animal management, breeding, genetics, physiology, nutrition, growth biology and microbiology.

Major in Animal Science

Animal science majors learn from internationally recognized professors in all aspects of domestic animal biology: breeding, genetics, nutrition, physiology, growth, behavior and management.

Animal Science Major

Learn more about what an animal science major can do for you.

International Opportunities

Check out the international opportunities available with the animal science major.

Graduate Studies

Approximately 40 graduate students from a variety of disciplines belong to the Department of Animal Science, most of them in the field of animal science.

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manure co-digestor

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Written case studies and recorded webinar available: Economic feasibility of the co-digestion of manure and food waste on a Northern NY dairy
These fact sheets authored by Angela George and Lauren Ray, PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems, were shared in the January 30, 2023 PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
The 2021 sustainable ag intern cohort poses outside Stocking Hall.

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  • Animal Science
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Food Science
Horned cattle on a typical smallholder farm in India, a country which is home to more than 300 million cattle and 85 million small farms.

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Cornell will teach small farmers in India – the world’s largest dairy producer – how to produce milk more efficiently while limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture

Contact us for more information

Thank you for your interest in Animal Science at Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 
Reach out through the information below, or find a more direct point of contact for your inquiries.

149 Morrison Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801
Phone: (607) 255-2862
Fax: (607) 255-9829
E-mail: anscinfo [at] cornell.edu