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Animal Sciences

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Mission of the NDSU Department of Animal Sciences

We commit to creating and sharing knowledge about animals used for the production of food and fiber, recreation, and companionship. We will emphasize animal welfare and care, as well as their social, environmental, and economic impact on our communities. We commit to promoting diversity of thought, providing unique learning opportunities, working as a team, and training the next generation workforce.


The Animal Sciences undergraduate program offers students professional training designed to prepare them for careers in animal agriculture, animal agribusiness, animal health and allied industries, equine science, veterinary technology, and other related fields. Our undergraduate curriculum emphasizes the application of biological and physical principles, as well as the social sciences associated with animal agribusiness. Majors, as well as minors, are available in Animal Science, Equine Science, and Veterinary Technology.

The Department of Animal Sciences offers advanced degree programs at the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy levels. Advanced degrees can be obtained with major emphasis in Animal Breeding, Meat Science, Nutrition, Nutritional Physiology, and Physiology of Reproduction.

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Animal Sciences

Mailing address:

NDSU Dept 7630, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
United States

Physical Address:

Hultz Hall 100, NDSU
Fargo, ND 58102