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If you're interested in the science or business of animal management, our animal science majors might be a good fit for you. And, if you want to use science to solve real-world problems there's our food science major, which integrates microbiology, chemistry, engineering, and nutrition around the study of food.
Why Major in Animal & Food Sciences?
You may be interested in this major if you:
The Department of Animal and Food Science prepares students to understand and contribute to key requirements of human existence: domesticated animal production and human nutrition. Three conditions in the world create a critical need for study in these related fields: an increasing world population, a decreasing amount of agricultural lands and a need to improve human health and nutrition. These realities present a great variety of opportunities for well-trained workers to serve mankind.
Majors are focused on the scientific understanding of animal care and husbandry, production of food animals, and the preservation, processing , and presentation of that food. Learning occurs in these areas of study through close interaction between faculty and student, numerous opportunities for hand-on learning experiences, and related work experiences or internships.
If you are trying to contact the Department Chair, an instructor, or the Office Assistant, there is a Faculty button on the top left side of this page that will give you faculty phone numbers and schedules.
Don't know who you need to contact:
If you dont' know who you need to contact you can call the Department Office Assistant, Kim Chidester, at the Livestock Center (208) 496-4521, she will direct you where to go.