About Animal Science


Our Program at BYU-I

The animal science program prepares students to understand two key principles of human existence: domesticated animal production and human nutrition. Students  have the opportunity to closely interact with faculty in farm and laboratory setting as they learn to integrate scientific discovery with practical knowledge and experience. Students apply their experiences by engaging in student organization activities and through realted work experiences or internships.

Students paying attention to the lesson in class
Closeup of a female student holding a piglet

Is Animal Science for me?

If you are interested in a career where you can make a difference  in the lives of people and animals alike, then animal science may be a good match for you. A degree in animal science can prepare you to fight world hunger, manage a family farm, enhance food safety, or promote healthy living through the use of animal therapy. In addition, animal science is a great undergraduate major for veterinary or other animal-related graduate schools. Check out our career paths to see which of the seven areas may be of interest to you.