Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
- Available as
- On-Campus Major
- On-Campus Minor
Let’s get you ready for careers that literally range from A-Z? Large animals. Small animals. We are talking about A (Animal Nutrition) to Z (Zoo Managers), and everything in between. Work with cattle, goats, sheep and horses located right here on our beautiful northwest Minnesota campus. What’s the best part? Glad you asked. This is a major where your classrooms are barns, labs, paddocks, and stables. There’s nothing quite like it, and you’ll be hands-on from day one.
Animal Science is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
As an animal science major you'll have career options that allow you to go straight into the workforce or continue on to graduate school.
Agricultural lending, Animal health sales/marketing, Animal sales, marketing, and research, Animal nutrition, Artificial insemination, Breeder consultation, Corporate livestock or dairy operation, Dairy/livestock and farm equipment sales, Dairy/livestock farm or ranch ownership, Dairy inspection, Feed production, Feedlot environmental systems, Reproduction systems production and management, Research and lab technician, Small animal entrepreneurship, Veterinary assistantship, Zoos and kennels
The animal science minor allows students to attain valuable information with regard to the essentials of livestock (meat) and dairy production principles. Students earning this minor are trained for careers in areas such as ranching, herdsmen, dairymen, and other allied industry positions. Learn more about our Animal Science minor.
UMN Crookston pre-veterinary program has a placement rate of 68% for veterinary school, that's is nearly SIX TIMES the national average of 11%.
Across the nation, there is a shortage of veterinarians for food animals. Vacant positions in rural areas or in the food industry are difficult to fill. More veterinary staff are needed in state and federal agencies to protect livestock from disease, and ensure food safety and security. To meet this demand, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine created the Veterinary Food Animal Scholars Track (VetFAST), an opportunity for accelerated acceptance into its doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) program. Learn more about the program requirements and benefits.