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.

Upcoming Animal Science Events

Cornell University Dairy Science (CUDS) club

Exhibit

The Cornell University Dairy Science Club (CUDS) is happy to announce the return of the Spring Classic Sale. This year’s sale will take place on March 19th, 2022 at the Livestock Pavilion on the Cornell University Campus. Bidding will begin at...
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
Cornell University Dairy Science (CUDS) club

Exhibit

The Cornell University Dairy Science Club (CUDS) will be hosting an open house in conjunction with the Spring Classic Sale in the Livestock Pavilion. All members of the public are welcome to attend this event. There will be many CUDS members...
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
Dairy cows in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn.

Webinar

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This webinar series will be presented entirely by Dr. Heather Huson, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science,Cornell University. Based on Dr. Huson’s Applied Genetics course, this webinar offers participants an understanding of how to...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • CCE
  • Dairy
Group standing in front of an anaerobic digester at a Western NY dairy farm

Webinar

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What You Need to Know This two-dairy virtual conference has gathered dairy industry experts to shed light on what “getting to net zero” means for dairy producers. Join us if you are: curious about what getting to “Net Zero” means for dairy...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy

News

Cows in a barn on a Catskill farm

News

Nutrition solution can help heat-stressed cows as US warms

Rising temperatures pose major challenges to the dairy industry – a Holstein’s milk production can decline 30 to 70% in warm weather – but a new Cornell-led study has found a nutrition-based solution to restore milk production during heat-stress...

  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Climate Change
Blake holds hand out to cow

Field Note

Blake Nguyen is a lecturer in the Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science and the director of Teaching Dairy Barn at the College of Veterinary Medicine. We sat down with Nguyen to learn more about his experiences in the role.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
people in a field

Report

News

This update by Kirsten Workman, PRO-DAIRY Nutrient Management and Environmental Sustainability Specialist, and Quirine Ketterings, Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program,was released in the July issue of PRO-DAIRY's e-Leader newsletter...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science

Animal Science Kudos & Awards

Subhashree Navaneetha Srinivasagan
Giulianna Kukor

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