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Students in Animal Sciences at Auburn learn about the nutrition, breeding management, and marketing of livestock animals along with the care and management of horses and companion animals. Graduates are prepared for various careers in animal sciences and broader life-science fields.
Students receive a strong foundation in the biological and physical sciences preparing them for graduate and professional school, such as veterinary medicine and pharmacy.
Animal Sciences is the only department at Auburn University focused specifically on animals and the science of animal management of both traditional livestock and companion animals.
It has a strong track record for placement of graduates in veterinary college and other professional schools.
The department offers four curriculum options: Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Professional, Production/Management, Equine Science, and Muscle Foods. These allow flexibility for students, giving them an opportunity to develop an area of expertise.
The Pre-Vet/Pre-Professional option gives students a foundation in biological and physical sciences for careers in emerging areas of animal biotechnology while satisfying requirements for application to Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine, other professional schools, or graduate school.
A greater breadth in animal production management and agribusiness can be found in the Production/Management option. Students have more flexibility in course selection since this option has more elective hours built into its curriculum.
The Equine Science option allows students to focus on science and on practical skills required for a successful career in the horse industry. Through the choice of appropriate elective courses, this track also prepares students to apply to Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Students interested in entering careers related to food safety and quality assurance can follow the Muscle Foods track. The courses in this option prepare students to work in a wide variety of careers that range from live animal management to research and development careers in the food industry.
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Last Updated: May 14, 2013