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Start your Adventure in Animal Science

The Animal Science Department at Iowa State University invites you to get to know our outstanding faculty and staff and current students to become familiar with our diverse programs in the animal sciences. Our departmental programs integrate science, practice, and innovation to serve the immediate needs of animal industries. Moreover, our faculty direct programs that provide new knowledge and information to confront the challenges in the future.

Recent News

October 10, 2017
Sunday is the Little North American show. Students within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences can sign up to show an animal from five different species, including dairy, equine, swine, sheep... more

October 10, 2017
Iowa State University PhD student, Hannah Spaulding, is making a difference with research in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Under the... more

October 10, 2017
Dr. Max Rothschild was awarded the Award of Distinction from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis on Friday of last week. To read more click... more

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Points of Pride

  • The Department of Animal Science has Five Distinguished Professors (more than any other department on campus) and two University Professors

  • Teaching and Research Farms for Dairy, Beef, Equine, Poultry, Sheep, and Swine

  • Highest Ranked Animal Breeding and Genetics Group in the United States and one of the top Four Worldwide

  • Award Winning Meat Science Program

  • Animal Science has five Distinguished Professors, more than any other Department on campus, and two University Professors