The Department of Animal Science is one of the largest of its kind, with approximately 1,250 undergraduate students, 130 graduate students, and 60 faculty members. The quality of education provided, including knowledge and skill development, is significantly influenced by student and stakeholder engagement and is not limited to a classroom environment.
Efforts in this Area of Excellence are based on aligning the student educational experience with industry needs, as well as enhancing public perception and understanding of animal science.
Therefore, our primary goals are to serve as a global leader in practices of student and stakeholder engagement and to enhance the educational experiences of our students and stakeholders. As well as, create industry advocates that have an appreciation of animal agriculture. Therefore improving the knowledge, skills, and competency of students and stakeholders in animal science.