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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

May 17, 2018
Dr.  Jodi Sterle  and  Ben Drescher  of the Animal Science Department are leading a group of students on their study abroad in the United Kingdom! Check out their page to learn... more

May 17, 2018
Last week, ISU's Department of Animal Science's Animal Breeding & Genetics section, hosted a short course in Kildee Hall entitled “Plant and Animal... more

April 25, 2018
By Lauren Rosburg We would like to congratulate Hannah Spaulding, Dr. Josh Selsby's PhD student, on receiving the Caroline tum Suden Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award. This award... 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