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Animal Science

Animal Science includes a range of animal-focused career opportunities—in veterinary clinics, zoos, farms, and animal preserves, to name a few examples.

Working directly with animals, students in Animal Science learn foundational principles of biology, anatomy, genetics and breeding as they learn to care for livestock, pets, and wild animals. Students typically concentrate on either small animals such as cats, dogs, birds and fish; or on large animals such as cows, sheep, horses and pigs.

This program is only available as a State-Approved (Chapter-74) program. This means that programs will provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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