Department of Animal Science
Animal Science is a diverse and fascinating blend of applied and basic life sciences, ultimately focused on enhancing the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of the domestic animal industries. We support outreach and instruction in beef, dairy, goats, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, waste management and 4-H. Our mission is to provide high quality, relevant education and training for undergraduate and graduate students to serve internationally competitive animal agriculture; and develop and transfer new knowledge in the animal commodities that make significant contributions to the economy of Tennessee and the world. Academically, we serve men and women interested in working with animals through careers in agribusiness, production, Extension, technical services, veterinary medicine, research. Animal Science is for those interested in the beef, dairy, poultry, swine, sheep, horse industries, and even those interested in exotic, zoo, and companion animals. We offer bachelors, masters and doctoral programs. Our research areas include animal health, physiological genomics, nutrition, & reproduction.