Apply the life sciences to the study of domestic farm animal livestock — including reproduction, genetics, nutrition and physiology — with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science, with a focus on Animal Science from the University of Central Missouri.
An Animal Science bachelor’s degree that combines academic and practical, production-based knowledge of farm animal livestock
The ag industry is one of the largest in the world — with agriculture, food and related industries contributing millions of dollars each year to the U.S. gross domestic product. Our growing field needs animal science majors who understand the science that drives production techniques for the farm animal livestock industry.
A flexible bachelor’s degree in Animal Science
Take classes at our Warrensburg campus as a full- or part-time student. Majoring in Animal Science as a full-time student means you can graduate with an Animal Science bachelor’s degree in as little as four years.
100% job placement rate for Class of ’19
Classes average 20 students
While earning your Animal Science bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri, you’ll explore thought-provoking topics in the genetics, health, nutrition and reproduction of animals.
What helps set us apart from animal science colleges is our focus on preparing you for animal science careers through both classroom and lab instruction. Courses in animal science include:
Another reason we stand out from other animal science colleges is our focus on hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in the classroom and in the field. At our Warrensburg campus, Animal Science majors get hands-on experience every semester.
An undergraduate degree in Animal Science can lead to several career options throughout Missouri, the Midwest and the nation. For example, our graduates:
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Discover what you can do with UCM’s Animal Science bachelor’s degree. Use the interactive tool below to explore outlooks on animal science jobs and salary expectations.
UCM is respected throughout Missouri and the Midwest as one of the more affordable public institutions, even among animal science colleges. We offer competitive tuition rates for our undergraduate degree in Animal Science, as well as opportunities and resources to help you finance your college education.
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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