Animal Science

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In animal science you will gain an understanding of the life-cycle of companion and production animals, through study of the fundamentals of behavior, growth and development, lactation, genetics and breeding, nutrition and reproduction. With a curriculum that integrates enterprise management and marketing aspects of the animal industry, you will have career opportunities in agribusiness, biotechnology, dairy foods and meat science, pet food and feed industry, marketing, or research.

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    Class projects with meaning

    Ariana’s childhood in Puerto Rico not only was an asset to a class project for her own grade but in teaching others about animal diversity around the country.

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