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.

News

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Field Note

Will Salamone ’22: A whole-farm approach to dairy sustainability
Will Salamone ’22 was first exposed to agriculture mowing the lawn of a neighboring dairy farm. Years later, a Cornell class in Whole-Farm Nutrient Management (ANSC4120) and a joint summer internship between the Nutrient Management Spear Program...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

The Minorities in Animal Science Students Club (MASS) provides a safe space for underrepresented Animal Science students through meetings, events and networking opportunities. The club recently collaborated with the Cornell College of Veterinary...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals

Field Note

Multimedia

Over the last 20 years, the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) has worked with dairy farmers across New York state to employ research aimed at reducing agricultural operations’ environmental footprint.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • 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