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Animal Sciences

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The mission of the NDSU Department of Animal Sciences is to generate and share knowledge about the health and welfare of animals, the products they produce, and the roles they play in improving human lives.


The Animal Sciences undergraduate program offers students professional training designed to prepare students for careers in animal agriculture, animal agribusiness, animal health and allied industries, equine science, veterinary technology, and related fields. The 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 Animal Sciences Department offers post-graduate 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.


The mission of the NDSU Animal Sciences Department is to serve the livestock industry in teaching, research, and extension.

The department is committed to effective and timely transfer of research-generated knowledge and technology to the agricultural industry and the larger scientific and public sectors to benefit the state, the nation and the world.


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Animal Sciences


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

Physical address
Hultz Hall 100