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Associate of Science
Animal Science (A.S.)
Learn the basics of animal science for a variety of careers that relate to the study and care of animals.
A BYU-Idaho student and professor observe two pigs in the Animal Science Center.
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The Animal Science program is all about caring for animals. You will learn about animal behaviors, genetics, nutrition, health, disease, and more. Graduates work with zoos, farms, pets, and wildlife.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with an associates degree in Animal Science have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Agricultural and Food Scientist
Conduct research for livestock and field crops. Analyze data and carry out experiments to improve overall health of meat and food products. Be a part of growing the nation's food supply.
Animal Biotechnologist
Study how animal health is impacted by nutrition. Analyze data to improve feed and reproduction for animals. Create methods to enhance meat production for farms.
Wildlife Biologist
Study wildlife in their natural environs by viewing their habits and environs. Collect outdoor data and look over your findings in an office or lab.

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