Animal Science School List For College

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There are quite a few colleges and universities that are currently offering a degree program in the field of animal science. As you can see from the extensive selection below, you really can study to become an animal scientist just about anywhere in the United States or abroad! A degree in animal science can also be readily used as a stepping stone to a variety of graduate level paths of study including veterinary medicine.

For those not interested specifically in animal science degrees be sure to check out the other animal related degrees offered by these schools—many offer additional animal related options such as equine science, veterinary technology, zoology, wildlife biology, marine science, or other closely related programs that may be just what you are looking for. The facilities used by a department of animal science usually support a number of different degree programs; these facilities are rarely reserved for the exclusive use of the animal science program’s students.

When choosing a school be sure to evaluate each school’s attributes carefully. Your goals should be to find a program that offers a combination of hands-on practical experience and challenging coursework in the classroom. Animal science majors always benefit from the opportunity to put their classroom knowledge to good use in the field, whether that practical experience consists of working with a variety of companion animal and livestock species as a part of lab work or through campus employment.

Also be sure that the school offers the opportunity to work with the type of animals you are most interested in (whether that would be horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, etc).

While this list focuses on institutions that offer four-year Bachelors of Science degree programs, there are also many other programs at junior colleges that offer two-year Associates degrees that can later be applied towards completion of a 4-year degree if the student so desires.

Here is our ever expanding list of colleges and universities that offer an animal science degree program:

United States 

Alabama
Alabama A&M University
Auburn University
Arizona
University of Arizona
Arkansas
University of Arkansas
California
California Polytechnic State University
University of California – Davis
Colorado
Colorado State University
Connecticut
University of Connecticut
Delaware
University of Delaware
Florida
Florida A&M University
University of Florida
Georgia
Berry College
University of Georgia
Hawaii
University of Hawaii
Idaho
Brigham Young University - Idaho
University of Idaho
Illinois
Illinois State University
Southern Illinois University
University of Illinois
Indiana
Purdue University
Iowa
Iowa State University
Kansas
Kansas State University
Kentucky
Kentucky State University
Murray State University
University of Kentucky
Louisiana
Louisiana State University
Maine
University of Maine
Maryland
University of Maryland
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Michigan
Michigan State University
Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Mississippi
Mississippi State University
Missouri
Missouri State University
University of Missouri
Montana
Montana State University
Nebraska
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire
New Jersey
Rutgers
New Mexico
New Mexico State University
New York
Cornell University
State University of New York
North Carolina
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
North Dakota
North Dakota State University
Ohio
Ohio State University
University of Findlay
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
Oregon
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley College
Penn State University
Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island
South Carolina
Clemson University
South Dakota
South Dakota State University
Tennessee
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Tennessee
Texas
Angelo State University
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
West Texas A&M University
Utah
Utah State University
Vermont
University of Vermont
Virginia
Virginia State University
Virginia Tech
Washington
Washington State University
West Virginia
West Virginia University
Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Wyoming
University of Wyoming

There are also quite a few programs offering animal science degrees that are located outside of the United States. Here are a few of the animal science programs that are currently offered in Canada and the United Kingdom:

Canada

McGill University
University of Guelph
University of Manitoba

United Kingdom

Newcastle University
University of Nottingham
University of Reading