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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News

Karl Czymmek named PRO-DAIRY associate director
Karl Czymmek has been named associate director of Cornell PRO-DAIRY. Czymmek also serves as a Dairy Climate Leadership specialist for PRO-DAIRY. As associate director Czymmek will work with director Dr. Thomas Overton and PRO-DAIRY specialist...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
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News

Research involving animal models – for purposes such as developing new vaccines or regenerative medicines – generally employ mice, but new Cornell research has identified another species that could be valuable in this type of work.

  • Animal Science
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
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Field Note

Quinn Kolar ’15 joined the Department of Animal Science in Fall 2023 as the Dairy Fellows Alumni Senior Lecturer in Dairy Herd Management. We sat down with her for a chat about her interests and goals. What’s your academic focus? I’ll be...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • 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 (anscinfo[at]cornell[dot]edu)