Undergraduate Program Overview
The undergraduate program offers two specialty majors that lead to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree - BS-Animal Science and BS-Pre-Veterinary. Both majors offer research opportunities. Incoming freshmen enter our program as Animal Science majors and must qualify to change to the Pre-Veterinary major. The Pre-Veterinary major provides pre-professional training for students planning to continue their education in Veterinary, Graduate or Medical school, or who are contemplating joining the teaching profession. The Animal Science major covers the basic sciences and prepares students for a wide range of jobs in agriculture and related biomedical fields. Students who remain in the Animal Science major have a choice of two concentrations:
Qualifying undergraduate students may elect to participate in the Commonwealth Honors College program. Students interested in the Equine area can find additional classes offered through the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
- Student/faculty ratio of 15:1. Students work directly with large and small animals and engage in research in several campus farm and livestock facilities.
People: Tenure track faculty: 16; Undergraduate majors: 371; Graduate students: 31.
Research Areas: Autoimmune diseases; Breast cancer; Developmental Biology; Environmental Toxicology; Fertility research; Infection and Immunity; Lymphoid development; Reproductive Biology; Stem cell Biology and Veterinary Immunopathology.
Research Awards: $6,876,626.