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Welcome to the Department of Animal Science

The underlying theme of the animal science curriculum at UConn is to provide students with the flexibility to pursue areas of specific interest. Obviously, there are certain courses within the major that are required to qualify for your degree (e.g. nutrition, genetics, reproduction, etc.) but you may choose any one of six options (animal production, business management and marketing, pre-vet/pre-grad, equine science, food science and animal biotechnology), but remember that these are only guidelines and the final arrangement of courses is yours to decide. The animal science industry needs highly motivated, technically qualified graduates who will take advantage of the opportunities offered in the entire range of animal-related careers.


Congratulations to Dr. Steven Zinn, Professor, UConn Department of Animal Science and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Animal Science, for his participation in the creation of a new animal agriculture magazine “Animal Frontiers” .  Dr. Zinn is the guest editor of the July inaugural issue of Animal Frontiers, "Fork to farm: The carbon footprint", which was released at the 2011 Joint Annual American Society of Animal Science meeting in New Orleans... (read more)



Each year, during the summer months, we offer a select number of horses for sale.  Take a look!  Maybe you will find your next best friend within these pages!  (click here)


Each semester the Department of Animal Science publishes an electronic student newsletter in order to share the latest

department news and events; scholarship, job, and internship opportunities; students accomplishments; and reminders of important deadlines to keep our students informed... (read more)



The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduates many opportunities to conduct research outside of the classroom in a variety of areas. Learn what students are currently researching... (read more) (doc)


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* Select polo photos pictured above in photo roll have been provided by alumni Amy Wisehart.

Last updated: 09/02/2011 9:59:43

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Department of Animal Science
3636 Horse Barn Road Ext.
Storrs, CT 06269-4040
Phone: (860) 486-2413
Fax: (860) 486-4375