List of U.S., and Foreign, Animal Science Schools

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Animal Science (also called Animal Bioscience) is described as "studying the biology of animals that are under the control of humankind." It can also be described as the production and management of farm animals.

From Alabama to Wyoming, and beyond, there is a good selection of colleges and universities that are currently offering a degree program in the field of animal science. You literary can study to become an animal scientist just about anywhere in the United State. A degree in animal science can also be used as a stepping stone to a variety of graduate-level paths of study including veterinary medicine.

For those not interested specifically in animal science degrees, you might want to explore the other animal-related degrees offered by these schools—many offer such animal-related options as equine science, veterinary technology, zoology, wildlife biology, and marine science. That's because the facilities used by a department of animal science to house animals are expensive and the facilities are rarely reserved for the exclusive use of the animal science program’s students.

Choose a School Wisely

When choosing a school, be sure to evaluate each school’s attributes carefully. Your goal should be to find a program that offers a combination of hands-on practical experience as well as challenging coursework in the classroom. Animal science majors always benefit from the opportunity to put their classroom knowledge to good use in the field. It doesn't matter if that practical experience consists of working with a variety of companion animal and livestock species as part of lab work or finding practical campus employment. Also be sure that the school offers the opportunity to work with the type of animals you are most interested whether they be horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, etc.

While this list focuses on institutions that offer four-year Bachelors of Science degree programs, there are also many other programs at junior colleges that offer two-year Associates degrees that can later be applied towards completion of a 4-year degree. 

United States 

Brigham Young University - Idaho
University of Idaho
Illinois State University
Southern Illinois University
University of Illinois
Purdue University
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Kentucky State University
University of Kentucky
Louisiana State University
University of Maine
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Michigan State University
University of Minnesota
Mississippi State University
Missouri State University
University of Missouri
Montana State University
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New Mexico State University
New York
Cornell University
State University of New York
North Carolina
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
North Dakota
North Dakota State University
Ohio State University
University of Findlay
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Delaware Valley College
Penn State University
Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island
South Carolina
Clemson University
South Dakota
South Dakota State University
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Tennessee
Angelo State University
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
West Texas A&M University
Utah State University
University of Vermont
Virginia State University
Virginia Tech
Washington State University
West Virginia
West Virginia University
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
University of Wyoming

There are also quite a few programs offering animal science degrees that are located outside the United States. Here are a few of the animal science programs that are currently offered in Canada and the United Kingdom:


United Kingdom