About Animal Science

Our Program at BYU-I

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. 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.

Students paying attention to the lesson in class
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Our faculty, like all of the employees at BYU-I, are focused on creating a low-cost, high-gain experience for their students. We have experienced and trained professors whose primary focus is to help their students succeed in the long run. Take a look at who we've got on our team.

Is Animal Science for me?

Animal science could be a good match for you if you want to make a difference in world hunger or manage a farm. In addition, animal science is a great undergraduate major for veterinary school or another animal-related grad school. Animal science prepares you to help develop new food products or to educate the public on food safety.

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