Why Animal Science?
“In my opinion there is no better school to get a solid foundation for future animal careers than Cornell. The breadth of available classes and the incredible faculty make it amazing for not only future vets but animal industry leaders.”
-Animal Science '20 Graduate
participate in undergraduate research
graduate either employed or accepted to graduate school
Join students and professors who go beyond the classroom to explore ideas and tackle some of the complex challenges of our times.
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.
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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
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
128 Morrison Hall
Email: anscinfo [at] cornell.edu