Animal Sciences: Animal Industry Emphasis: Production/Business Path
This degree is part of the newly formed School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences. It encompasses science, production, marketing, research and utilization of animals and animal products in agriculture, entertainment, and companionship. The Production/Business Path within the Industry option prepares students for careers related to livestock agri-business, production, and management. A strong animal sciences curriculum that includes genetics, nutrition, and physiology incorporates a business component that includes economics, marketing, and management to prepare graduates for all phases of the livestock industry. Students in this focus will learn how to manage livestock in a way that is environmentally friendly while creating sustainable business practices. Check out the following class guide to see specific classes for this degree.
Campus Agricultural Center: The CAC is a 160 acre research, teaching, and extension facility, which supports those functions of the eleven College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) departments. It is currently home to over 70 different multidisciplinary research studies in the fields, laboratories, and greenhouses.
Food Product and Safety Laboratory: The Food Products and Safety Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, USDA-inspected processing facility with full harvesting facilities, processing, and fabrication rooms. There is also an interactive auditorium classroom for processing techniques in meat animal composition and food safety.