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Animal Sciences Minor

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Minor
UA College: 
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Degree/Minor Description: 

Students who pursue a minor in Animal Science will gain a basic understanding of the science, production, marketing, research, and utilization of animals and animal products in agriculture, entertainment, and companionship. They will understand the relationship that domesticated animals have with the environment, and will learn how to sustainably manage animals so that resources are not overused.

Research Opportunities: 

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. 

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.

Veterinary Diagnostic Lab: This lab provides testing in support of private veterinarians, livestock producers, companion animal owners, aviculturists, zoos, wildlife agencies, university researchers and state regulatory authorities involved in diagnosing, treating, researching or regulating animal disease.

Research Themes: 
Food Systems and Security
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Science Engagement
Urban Environment