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

Purple spring flowers frame McGraw Tower

News

Celebrating the CALS Class of 2022
With the end of another academic year in sight, we’d like to recognize both the CALS undergraduate and graduate classes of 2022.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Office of Undergraduate Biology
  • Animal Science
child leads goat

Field Note

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and the New York State 4-H Youth Development program recently held Animal Crackers, a full-day interactive event for students aged eight and up with interest in animal science. This year’s event happened on May 7th and marked the first year of returning to entirely in-person programming. Dana Palmer, Senior Extension Associate of Cornell’s 4-H Youth Extension, reflects on this year’s successes.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
View of Shoals Marine Laboratory from the water at dusk.

Field Note

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Gulf of Maine, jointly operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. As a leader in marine science undergraduate education, SML offers...
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • 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