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

June 22, 2017
The Reciprocal Meat Conference kicked off yesterday at Texas A&M with Iowa State University taking home a win in the 2017 Undergraduate Quiz Bowl Competition.  The team was one of 33 that... more

June 22, 2017
A group of around 20 alumni and friends departed for England and Scotland on Tuesday to take an animal science themed trip through the UK.   Some of the places the group has the opportunity... more

June 22, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Bundy became an Assistant Professor for the Department of Animal Science on June 1, 2017.   Dr. Bundy has a 80% teaching, advising and student services appointment and a 20%... 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