Welcome to the Department of Animal and Range Sciences. We are dedicated to our students' education and career advancement. This is indicated by the depth of our curriculum, our investment in field laboratories, interactive class projects, and our commitment to helping students gain valuable work experience. We hope you find our website helpful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Animal Science

The curricula in animal science provide students with a firm foundation in the biological and natural sciences, animal breeding, reproductive physiology, nutrition, and livestock production and management. 
Three options: Equine ScienceLivestock Management & Industry, and Science

Natural Resources & Rangeland Ecology

This program focuses on managing the interaction of livestock, and wildlife and their rangeland habitats. Emphasis is placed on soil, water and vegetation attributes which influence habitat ecology and management of livestock and wildlife. We are professionally accredited by the Society for Range Management. Two options:

We also offer the Sustainable Livestock Production Option of the interdisciplinary degree Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems.

Ranching Systems

This program prepares outstanding graduates with the diverse set of skills needed to meet a variety of challenges facing the ranching industry today.  Our program is based on a systems-level approach that integrates course work and experiential/hands-on learning in animal production, natural resource management, economics and business, as well as, applied skills such as communication, lifelong learning and critical thinking in a student-centered curriculum.