Animal Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 10 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3355 Duration:48 months

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The B.S. in animal science leads to careers in livestock production and management or one of the many allied industries such as feed production, artificial insemination, and livestock or farm equipment support and sales. In addition, students can meet the requirements to attend graduate school or veterinary college.

Coursework includes computer and communications training, sales, and business management. Other required coursework is traditional to livestock degrees, but students have the option of taking courses specific to their interests. Options also exist for students who wish to pursue pre-veterinary studies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Spring: December 26/Fall: August 14 Tuition fee
  • EUR 10030 Year (EEA)
Start date 2016 Credits 120
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Key Features:
  • Apply the theory and skills learned in the classroom as you gain experience by working in the on-campus barns during labs with University-owned herds of beef cattle, swine, and sheep.
  • Class field trips include visits to approximately 30 farms where tours and labs are conducted. These farms include large and small dairy farms, organic farms, robotic farms, various swine operations, and beef ranches and feedlots.
  • Students develop and conduct original research with animal science faculty including reproductive management of livestock species and cost effective/nutritious feed alternatives for cattle.

Program outcomes - graduates will:

  • demonstrate competencies in dairy/livestock management;
  • demonstrate individual communication skills;
  • demonstrate personal problem solving, decision-making, and critical thinking skills;
  • demonstrate technology skills used for dairy/livestock management decision making and problem solving;
  • work effectively in teams;
  • be able to obtain a career in the dairy/livestock industry


Apply to University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) as a freshman if you have earned or attempted fewer than 24 semester or 36 quarter college credits after high school graduation. All prospective students are encouraged to apply for admission. Students who have not been granted a standard high school diploma must pass the GED test before they are admitted as a regular student.

Application Process:

  • Complete an Application for Admission
  • Submit a $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit official high school transcripts
  • Submit ACT or SAT test scores (UMC ACT code 2129)
  • Submit official college transcripts for all college credits attempted or earned

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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