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College of Agriculture

Working with Animals

Careers are available in all aspects of the livestock, companion and exotic animal industries.

Select a career below to learn about the corresponding majors.

Animal Health Pharmaceutical Rep
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Animal Nutritionist
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Feed Science and Management

You will learn about feed science and contemporary feed manufacturing technology, including automation of various processes, ingredient quality and processing, management concepts, animal nutrition, packaging and delivery of finished products, and feed additive uses. An option even exists in biofuels processing.

Feed Sales Manager
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Feed Science and Management

You will learn about feed science and contemporary feed manufacturing technology, including automation of various processes, ingredient quality and processing, management concepts, animal nutrition, packaging and delivery of finished products, and feed additive uses. An option even exists in biofuels processing.

Veterinarian
Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Feed Science and Management

You will learn about feed science and contemporary feed manufacturing technology, including automation of various processes, ingredient quality and processing, management concepts, animal nutrition, packaging and delivery of finished products, and feed additive uses. An option even exists in biofuels processing.

Food Sciences and Industry

You will learn to blend your interests in the basic sciences with the development, manufacturing, evaluation, marketing and safety of food products. You can specialize in food business and operations or science. The science option is great for pre-medicine and pre-veterinary students.

Ranch Manager
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Agronomy

You will study soil, water, plant, environmental, genetic, range and weed sciences and their relationship to sustaining the world’s food supply, protecting the quality of the environment and conserving vital soil and water resources. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Companion Animal Behaviorist
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Breed Association Director
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Agricultural Communications and Journalism

You will learn to combine expertise in agricultural and environmental sciences with communications. Your specialties can include public relations, newspaper, magazine, radio- television, and advertising as well as a specific area of study in agriculture or environmental studies.

Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Animal Care Technician
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Feedlot Manager
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Feed Science and Management

You will learn about feed science and contemporary feed manufacturing technology, including automation of various processes, ingredient quality and processing, management concepts, animal nutrition, packaging and delivery of finished products, and feed additive uses. An option even exists in biofuels processing.

Animal Geneticist
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Zoo/Exotic Animal Manager
Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Park Management and Conservation

You will combine the study of natural sciences with communications, management and social sciences to gain an understanding of the social, political and managerial factors affecting the use of our recreational lands and waters. You will prepare to manage local, state and national parks or city parks and recreation departments with options in park management, interpretation, law enforcement, ranger, outdoor enterprise management and recreation business.

Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management

You will integrate management practices of wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, hotel/ restaurant operations and business with “in-the-field” outdoor skill experiences. You will be trained in professional operational management for hunting/shooting preserves and resorts, game bird production, fishing resorts and outdoor experience companies.

Livestock Buyer
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Herdsman
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Equine Manager
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Meat Inspector
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Food Sciences and Industry

You will learn to blend your interests in the basic sciences with the development, manufacturing, evaluation, marketing and safety of food products. You can specialize in food business and operations or science. The science option is great for pre-medicine and pre-veterinary students.

Pet Service Manager
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Equine Specialist
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Large Animal Surgical Assistant
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Reproduction Specialist
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Extension Livestock Specialist
Agricultural Education

You will prepare to teach agriculture or agricultural sciences in secondary and post-secondary schools. The broad curriculum and emphasis on people skills will prepare you for numerous other careers as well.

Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

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