Animal Science Alumni

Animal Science Alumni

Alumni Reunion


Welcome to the Department of Animal Science

There has never been a more exciting time to be an Animal Science major in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In the next 40 years, the worldwide demand for food is expected to double. Our graduates will play key roles in meeting that need. The Department has internationally-recognized faculty who lead the resident instruction, extension and research programs in breeding and genetics, meat science, non-ruminant and ruminant nutrition, physiology, animal well-being, production and management. Species represented in these programs include beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, swine, companion animals and laboratory animals. Students who graduate in Animal Science go into animal production, veterinary medicine, sales and marketing, research and a host of other career opportunities. If your goal is to work with animals and have a fulfilling career, we can help you reach your goal. Contact us at 402-472-3571 or

Larry Berger
Animal Science Department Head

Larry Berger

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Enriching Lives Through Discovery

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Department is composed of a unique faculty with diverse expertise, talents and experiences in the animal sciences.  We have individuals who excel in teaching as well as individuals who lead the world in discovery and dissemination of new ideas in animal biology, care and products to enrich the lives of people and animals.  Our vision relays our common passion to promote the success and/or enrich the lives of each student, each producer, each client and each citizen in Nebraska and around the world.

Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars Program

The Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars Program is a unique four year certification program for UNL students. This program is part of a greater effort to improve beef education and research in the state of Nebraska, an initiative we refer to as BEEF.  You can find more information on the NBIS website.


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