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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.
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.
Animal Sciences Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the use of discipline-specific scientific information in written and spoken formats using citation
- Identify anatomy and physiology of organ systems and describe hormonal function in the male and female reproductive tracts of mammals and poultry
- Classify and compare anatomy, physiology, and nutritional status of commonly-raised domesticated animal species
- Identify interactions of genotype and environment which produce phenotypes adapted to human uses
- Apply the methods used to evaluate animal health and well-being
Rangeland Sciences Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Develop a vegetation monitoring plan, including sampling design, methods, analysis and interpretation, to meet land management objectives
- Interpret a site evaluation using quantitative data and ecological principles to predict the effects of management actions on ecological processes
- Calculate available forage and develop a grazing management plan that balances available forage with livestock and wildlife demand while meeting management objectives including delivery of ecological services
- Formulate action plans to address complex natural resource challenges through the application of professional communication skills, consensus-building and facilitation of stakeholder participation
- Evaluate habitat selection by animals throughout life history stages and season based on resource availability