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Animal Sciences Department

Animal Sciences Department

Academic Programs


The Department of Animal Sciences undergraduate teaching program provides students with education and training in animal agriculture. A Bachelor of Science degree is awarded for completion of the program. Students are prepared with the appropriate skills and knowledge to succeed in the animal industry or continue their education in graduate or professional school. 


Bachelor of Science in Animal Science


Animal Biology


Food Animal

Integrative Animal Sciences


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Alexis Strickland-Tilton
Academic Advisor

Bldg 459 Rm 100A
2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32608


Savannah Linzmaier
Academic Advisor

Bldg 459 Rm 100B
2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32608


Dr. Albert De Vries
Undergraduate Coordinator

Bldg 459, Rm 100C
2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32608


The Department of Animal Sciences offers programs in Master of Science, Master of Science (non-thesis), and Doctor of Philosophy. Each program is designed to provide advanced training beyond the baccalaureate degree. Upon completion, our students will be trained to conduct research, teach, and carry out extension activities in animal agriculture across the major animal species: beef, dairy, poultry, swine, and equine.

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Renee Parks-James
Graduate Advisor

Bldg 459 Rm 100
2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32608

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The Animal Genetics certificate provides students a background in Mendelian, population, and quantitative genetic inheritance, in-depth knowledge of genetic improvement and management programs, and the application of genetic principles towards the improvement of the health and production of livestock and domestic animals. 

 Required Courses

ANS 4382 Equine Genetics 2
ANS 4383 Genetic Analyses of Complex Traits in Livestock 3

ANS 3384C

Genetics of Domestic Animals 3
ANS 4388 Canine and Feline Genetics 3
Total Credits   11