~70%

students

participate in undergraduate research

~85%

students

graduate either employed or accepted to graduate school

a student kneels beside a goat in a pen
Cornell students walk to commencement

Join students and professors who go beyond the classroom to explore ideas and tackle some of the complex challenges of our times.

Veterinarian and vet student play with puppy

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have established a 7-year BS/DVM pathway for those looking for an accelerated route to a veterinary degree.

Animal Science Learning Outcomes

Upon graduating with the Animal Science major, students should be able to:

  • Apply integrated principles of nutrition, physiology, and genetics to define issues, enable reasoning, and devise solutions for progress in animal health and production.
  • Demonstrate hands-on skills for optimal care and management of farm and companion animals.
  • Apply principles of animal welfare to guide evolving practices for the ethical treatment and management of animals.
  • Articulate the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and develop sustainable practices to mitigate any adverse local and global effects.
  • Communicate effectively to deliver evolving scientific content in animal science to producers and the public.
  • Employ analytical skills to think critically, identify knowledge gaps and devise solutions to animal-related issues relevant to health and well-being of society.

For More Information

Lindsay Glasner
Undergraduate Program Coordinator 
128 Morrison Hall
Phone: 607-254-1206
Email: anscinfo [at] cornell.edu