Animal Sciences and Industry

Prepare for a career in the animal industry in the 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.



Livestock Manager Sales Representative Livestock Buyer
Research Scientist Extension Agent Communications Specialist
Animal Welfare Auditor Herdsman Genetic Supervisor
Zoo/Exotic Animal Manager Quality Control Specialist Animal Care Giver
Compliance Manager Animal Service Technician Market Analyst
Livestock Photographer Finance and Marketing Specialist Animal 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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