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B.S. in Animal Sciences

Students majoring in Animal Sciences at Colorado State University are provided with an industry-oriented, science-based education that prepares them for careers in animal agriculture or one of many industries associated with livestock production.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The curriculum focuses on the study of food-producing animals and includes foundation courses in the sciences. Students majoring in Animal Sciences at Colorado State University also choose from specialized courses to enhance their technical, practical, and business skills in topics related to various aspects of production, marketing, and processing of livestock and their products.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students will demonstrate:

  • Broad-based understanding of biological principles and develop the ability to incorporate the use of these principles into animal management systems
  • An understanding of business/economic principles and their application to food animal production systems
  • Ability to critically evaluate industry and management issues
  • Problem-solving and leadership skills that enhance professional success

Potential Occupations

Potential occupations include: managers of production units such as ranches, feedlots, and dairy farms; sales representatives for feed companies, pharmaceutical firms, and livestock service organizations; employment with organizational groups/associations such as breed organizations, clientele groups, and branded beef companies; cooperative extension and other educational positions; or enrollment in graduate and professional schools.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Food Animal Science
  • College Composition
  • Attributes of Living Systems
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation