Academic Programs

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We put in the hard work at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln — the grit behind the glory. In the Department of Animal Science, we empower students to connect with people, cultivate ideas, discover new opportunities and acquire the skills necessary to feed and enrich the lives of a growing global population. Contact us today to learn more about unlocking your potential at Nebraska.

Create the future you want.


Our major is at the interface of several key sciences. You are trained in Animal Biology and Technology, Business and Communications, Companion Animal Science, Equine Science, Food Animal Production, Meat Science, or Veterinary Animal Science. And, your elective coursework comes from a variety of areas that match your interests and goals — that could include a 12 or 18 credit minor in Animal Science and/or minor in Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars program.

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As a graduate student in our program, you will work closely with internationally recognized faculty doing research at the cutting edge of science to investigate an array of exciting questions. Through a combination of coursework, seminars, and original research, you will complete a Ph.D. degree and acquire the skills needed to become an independent research scientist.

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city of nearly 300,000 people that has the cultural and entertainment benefits of a larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community.

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