The Animal Science major combines practical animal stewardship and a refined scientific understanding of animals targeted at making an immediate impact in medicine, government, academia, and the industry. Students go on to pursue career paths in farm management, animal production, veterinary care, and agribusiness leadership.

Interest Areas
  • Business
  • Science
  • Animal

Major has one core curriculum.

  • Ag finance
  • Animal breeding
  • Animal management and training
  • Biotechnology research
  • Genetics and nutrition
  • Industry relations
  • Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Quality assurance
  • Sales and service
  • Veterinary medicine
Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Collegiate Cattlewomen
  • The Collegiate Horseman's Association at Penn State (CHAPS)
  • Dairy Cattle Judging Team
  • Horse Judging Team
  • Livestock Judging Team
  • Meat Judging Team
  • Penn State Block and Bridle Club
  • Penn State Dairy Science Club
  • Penn State Equestrian Team
  • Penn State Equine Research Team
  • Penn State Reproduction Research Team
  • Poultry Judging Team
  • Poultry Science Club
  • Small and Exotic Animal Club (SEAC)
Facilities, Centers, and Institutes

Our facilities are more than world class. They are a world of their own. You’re never more than steps from the dairy, beef, swine, sheep, goat, and deer barns—because we believe some of our best teachers don’t walk on two legs.

Target Major/Degree