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

FLAP holds an annual event at which all collision casualties from the past year are placed together.

News

Grassroots data is vital for reducing deadly bird-window strikes

Citizen science has enabled much of the progress in understanding the scope of bird deaths from building and window collisions, according to a new study.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
Manure application via drag hose in corn field.

News

In 2022, Cornell CALS’ Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) initiated on-farm manure evaluation studies to help farmers better understand the nitrogen value, yield and soil health benefits of manure for their farm. Learn more about the...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Field Crops

News

"As a proud Cornell alumnus, I am thrilled to be able to give back to the university that has played such a significant role in shaping my career in dairy science,” said Corwin Holtz. “Debby and I are honored to support the next generation of...

  • Dairy Fellows Program
  • Animal Science
  • Animals

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