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The Department of Animal and Food Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degrees in: 1) Animal and Food Sciences, 2) Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences and 3) Food Science. The department also offers minor programs in a) Animal Science and b) Food Science. An Honors Degree option is offered for all majors in the department.
The Animal and Food Sciences major encompasses a wide range of disciplines in which the principles of biology, chemistry and biochemistry are applied to animal agriculture and food systems. Instruction is offered in animal nutrition, food safety, food science and its interactions with animal agriculture, physiology, genetics, and reproduction; in animal health and molecular biology; and in dairy, livestock and poultry management.
The Pre-Veterinary and Animal Biosciences major is designed to meet not only the department, college, and University requirements for the BS degree, but also the admission requirements for many veterinary schools. It is also designed to prepare students to pursue graduate degrees in areas related to animal agriculture and biological sciences through course work and laboratory experiences.
The Food Science major is designed to provide students with a broad understanding and professional preparation in the areas of food processing, preservation, evaluation, packaging, and distribution. Upon graduation, job opportunities include positions within the food and allied industries, government, and independent research institutions. The role of the food scientist in such positions may involve product and process development, food safety engineering, quality control and analysis, technical service and sales, with opportunities in regulatory agencies, education, and basic research. This major places emphasis on the biological, chemical and physical sciences, preparing a student for research opportunities within the Food Science disciplines. Additional recommended electives can provide a student with the course work to pursue a food processing engineering emphasis.
Students are encouraged to participate in a broad realm of animal and food science projects in the department through undergraduate research opportunities.BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - ANIMAL AND FOOD SCIENCESBACHELOR OF SCIENCE - PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE AND ANIMAL BIOSCIENCESHONORS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - ANIMAL AND FOOD SCIENCES or PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE AND ANIMAL BIOSCIENCESMINOR IN ANIMAL SCIENCEBACHELOR OF SCIENCE - FOOD SCIENCEHONORS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - FOOD SCIENCEMINOR IN FOOD SCIENCE
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