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Animal Science

What is Animal Science?  The Animal Science curriculum provides students with a foundation in biological and natural sciences, animal breeding and genetics, livestock production and management, reproductive physiology, livestock nutrition, and meat science.

Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology

This curriculum emphasizes ecological principles to solve management problems. Coursework integrates knowledge of rangeland plant, soil, water, livestock and wildlife resources while cultivating critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Field experience is provided by using the surrounding environmental resources of the Gallatin Valley and Yellowstone National Park.

Careers

A degree in these science fields prepares the individual for a career in a variety of settings. Below is an example of some of those career opportunities.

Interest Degree Possible Career
Animals ANS Research, veterinary medicine, animal pharmaceutical, feed, equipment sales and support
Animal Nutrition ANS Extension specialist, county agent, technical consulting, sales support, university professor, ranch management, research, feed sales and support
Animal Reproduction ANS Research, embryo transfer and reproductive management enterprise, management, veterinary medicine, animal pharmaceutical, feed, equipment sales and support
Biology ANS Research support, veterinary medicine; animal pharmaceutical, feed, equipment sales and support
Biology NRRE Wildlife management, habitat management, natural resource conservation and restoration, land-use planning; research; consulting
Conservation NRRE Wildlife management, habitat management, rangeland management, natural resource conservation and restoration, land-use planning
Ecology NRRE Habitat management and restoration, land-use planning, research, consulting
Environmental Education NRRE Natural resource education, extension education
Geology and Soils NRRE Natural resource conservation and restoration, land-use planning, research, consulting
Horses ANS Equine enterprise management, equine stable manager, recreation enterprise management, research, veterinary medicine, equine pharmaceuticals, equine nutrition, equipment & tack sales, equine sales, breed registries, reproductive farms, horse park managers
Human nutrition ANS Research, consulting, meat processing, product development, food safety and quality control, feed sales and support
Livestock Business & Marketing ANS Livestock pharmaceutical, feed, equipment sales and support, banking, producer organizations
Livestock Production ANS Ranch management, feedlot management, livestock purchasing, meat processing management
Water Quality and Hydrology NRRE Research, water quality and hydrology consulting, natural resource conservation and restoration, land-use planning, research, consulting
Wildlife NRRE Wildlife management; habitat management; natural resource conservation and restoration; research