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.
Check out the international opportunities available with the animal science major.
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
Animal Science Kudos & Awards
Three Animal Science graduate students received awards during the 2021 Cornell Nutrition Conference. Brianna Tate and Jorge Barrientos-Blanco received the Leonard A. Maynard Graduate Award. Andres Ortega received the Danny G. Fox Graduate Fellowship.
Students at ASA - SSSA- CSSA Annual Meeting Receive Awards
Jason Cho, MS student in Animal Science and Ben Lehman received awards for their presentations at the annual meeting held November 9 - 13th 2020.
Students Awarded During 82nd Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference
Three Animal Science graduate students received awards during the 2020 Cornell Nutrition Conference. Held virtually this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Cornell Nutrition Conference provides industry leading research and information across the spectrum of animal nutrition to feed industry professionals and nutritional consultants.
2020 Cargill Global Scholar
Brianna Green - Animal Science Class of 2023
Global Scholars are those who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management. Including Green, nine Cornell University students in total have been selected as Cargill Global Scholars finalists since the program’s inception.
Graduate student Ewa Bachminska received a grant from Cornell Institute for European Studies to research conservation education in Poland in the summer 2019. It will help her include more wildlife conservation in the classes that she teaches at Cornell.
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
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801
Phone: (607) 255-2862
Fax: (607) 255-9829
E-mail: anscinfo [at] cornell.edu