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College of Agriculture

Animal Sciences and Industry

Student Working with a Horse

Prepare for a career in the animal industry as you learn about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, health, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. Gain skills and knowledge about production, management and agribusiness. 

What You’ll Study

Learn about animal nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior and physiology. Take courses such as fundamentals of nutrition, meat science, genetics and anatomy and physiology. Gain hands-on experiences in lab courses, part-time jobs and undergraduate research at the K-State animal units located just north of campus. Participate on one of our nine judging teams or test your knowledge in the annual academic quadrathalon.

Curriculum guides:

Animal Products   |   Bioscience & Biotechnology   |   Business   

Communications & Marketing  |  Production Management  |  Science/Pre-Vet 


Livestock ManagerSales RepresentativeLivestock Buyer
Research ScientistExtension AgentCommunications Specialist
Animal Welfare AuditorHerdsmanGenetic Supervisor
Zoo/Exotic Animal ManagerQuality Control SpecialistAnimal Care Giver
Compliance ManagerAnimal Service TechnicianMarket Analyst
Livestock PhotographerFinance and Marketing SpecialistAnimal Health Specialist

Employers include: cattle feedlots, processing plants, pharmaceutical companies, consumer information agencies, feed companies, commodity brokerage firms, marketing firms, livestock publications, livestock commodity organizations, government agencies, animal health firms, product development companies and inspection services.

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