Animal Sciences
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Academic Information

Our school offers undergraduate (BS) degrees as well as graduate (MS and PhD) in animal science with several optional areas of concentration including animal science, dairy production, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. 

Faculty members conduct nationally and internationally recognized research in such fields as animal nutrition, animal genomics, animal diseases, reproductive physiology, embryology, molecular biotechnology, metabolic physiology, functional foods, meat science and food quality assurance in beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry and small ruminants.

We disseminate the knowledge gained through our research to the people of Louisiana through our extension program. Our audience includes livestock producers, poultry producers, horse owners, veterinarians, 4-H members, pet owners, animal industry personnel and government agencies.
Our Mission

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. We offer a variety of degree programs including animal science, dairy science, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We also offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. Our programs prepare students for challenging careers. We also offer a variety of scholarship and career-oriented internship opportunities for qualified students.     Read more...>>