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.
Check out the international opportunities available with the animal science major.
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.
Upcoming Animal Science Events
Conference2022 Advanced Dairy Nutrition and Management Shortcourse
Rising temperatures pose major challenges to the dairy industry – a Holstein’s milk production can decline 30 to 70% in warm weather – but a new Cornell-led study has found a nutrition-based solution to restore milk production during heat-stress...
Animal Science Kudos & Awards
Brianna Tate was inducted into the Cornell Chapter of the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Student Honor Society in recognition of her outstanding work as a scientist as well as a leader in the Cornell and scientific communities.
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
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801
Phone: (607) 255-2862
Fax: (607) 255-9829
E-mail: anscinfo [at] cornell.edu