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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. The undergraduate program offers one major, Animal Sciences, and three specializations: Animal Biology, Equine, and Food Animal. The Animal Biology Specialization is a pre-professional track, leading to application to professional programs such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry. The Equine Specialization leads to careers supporting the horse industry. Within the Food Animal specialization, students may choose from coursework relative to Beef cattle, Dairy cattle, or the safety and processing of meat, and prepare for careers supporting those industries.

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Current, PaCE or Prospective students contact:

Allyson Trimble
Bldg 459 Rm 100A
P.O. Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611-0910
352- 392-9739

Current, PaCE or Prospective students contact:

Albert De Vries
Bldg 459 Rm 100C
P.O. Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611-0910
(352) 294-6983

Graduate Students

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.

Graduate AdvisorEmailPhone
Renee Parks - James 352-392-5615
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