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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Field Note

TST BOCES New Visions Program helps prospective students engage in research
Students in the TST BOCES New Visions Program can make the most of their senior year in high school by partnering with select Cornell University research and extension programs. Two Lehman Alternative Community School students, Cosmo Wessell and...
  • Animal Science
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Field Note

Samuel Wallace is a senior studying agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University. He joined Cornell CALS’ Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) as an intern this summer. Read about the focus of Wallace’s internship and discover...
  • Animal Science
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Field Crops
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Sunnyside Farms, Scipio Center, and John Lehr, Farm Credit East, received the 2023 PRO-DAIRY Agriservice Award presented by NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Director Dr. Thomas Overton during the Dairy Day...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell Dairy

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