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Your journey to become a leader of tomorrow begins here. As an undergraduate student in Animal and Rangeland Sciences, you'll learn the most advanced scientific tools and concepts in the industry, and gain real-world experience applying that knowledge in the field—which will prepare you to immediately enter the professional arena.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences

Programs in animal sciences provide up-to-date information on methods of rearing livestock and poultry, that produce meat, milk, eggs, wool, and other animal products. In addition, the department addresses the care of animals that enhance human well-being through companionship, recreation, and human aid such as horses and companion animals.

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Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Sciences

Rangeland sciences is about the study and sustainable management of rangelands across a variety of biomes, from arid deserts, to mesic grasslands, to tropical savannahs. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide advanced scientific knowledge regarding multiple ecological processes and social drivers influencing rangeland ecosystems around the globe.

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Animal & Rangeland Sciences Minors

Rangeland Sciences

Animal Sciences Student Learning Outcomes

  1.  Demonstrate the use of discipline-specific scientific information in written and spoken formats using citation.
  2.  Identify anatomy and physiology of organ systems and describe hormonal function in the male and female reproductive tracts of mammals and poultry.
  3.  Classify and compare anatomy, physiology, and nutritional status of commonly-raised domesticated animal species.
  4.  Identify interactions of genotype and environment which produce phenotypes adapted to human uses.
  5.  Apply the methods used to evaluate animal health and well-being.

Rangeland Sciences Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply Rangeland Sciences understanding of multi-faceted disturbance dynamics for bolstering site ecological resilience and increasing the generation of ecosystem goods and services.
  2. Assess the plant-soil-water-animal complex for a given rangeland location and outline goals, objectives, and actions for improved site productivity while preserving the environment.
  3. Apply a wide variety of interdisciplinary monitoring and assessment techniques for developing rangeland management plans for improved habitat of multiple wildlife and domestic species.
  4. Use a systems approach to develop sustainable rangeland stewardship programs relevant to the specific conditions of rangeland ecosystems worldwide.