Welcome to the Department of Animal Sciences and Ag Education!
Prepare for the future in agricultural sciences, technology, management, education, and agricultural media communications with a degree in animal sciences or agricultural education!
The Department of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education offers options in agricultural communications, teacher preparation, basic animal science, pre-veterinary medicine, livestock business management, dairy science, equine science and meat technology. Courses integrate animal evaluation, behavior, disease, environmental management, genetics, health, marketing, muscle biology, nutrition, physiology, production, and reproduction.
Instruction in the animal science disciplines is enhanced through practical application at the various farm laboratory units. The facilities include the Beef, Dairy, Foster Farms Poultry Education and Research Facility, Meat Lab, Quarter Horse, San Joaquin Experimental Range, Sheep, and Swine units which are maintained to support this educational purpose. In addition, veterinary and physiology laboratories are utilized to complement on-campus education. A 4,300-acre livestock and range management facility and another 800 acres of rangeland in the Sierra foothills are available. The department is extremely proud of its outstanding faculty and the level and quality of student activities in which they participate.