Academic Programs

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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 Biology, Biotechnology, & Veterinary Science, Companion Animal Science, Equine Science, or Food Animal Systems. And, your elective coursework comes from a variety of areas that match your interests and goals — that could include our four minor programs: 12 or 18 credit minor in Animal Science, Meat Science, Krutsinger Beef Industry Scholars program, or Companion Animal and Equine Science program. A fifth minor, Zoo Animal Science, is an interdisciplinary program shared between the Department of Animal Science and the School of Natural Resources.

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Online Certificate Program

The Animal Science Management Certificate online program is open to degree‐seeking students at other two‐ and four‐year institutions, University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduates who are not Animal Science majors, and non-degree seeking associate degree holders.

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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 Masters or Ph.D. degree and acquire the skills needed to become an independent research scientist.

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How to Apply

Undergraduate Graduate


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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Meet Your Undergraduate Student Services Team

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Dr. Bryan Reiling

Dr. Bryan Reiling is a Professor of Animal Science and a Livestock Management Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Reiling teaches five courses, including Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry (ASCI 100), Animal Production Skills (ASCI 150), Animal and Carcass Evaluation (ASCI 200), Animal Management (ASCI 250), and Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation (ASCI 300D).

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Alli Raymond

Alli Raymond is the Animal Science Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator. Alli has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Agribusiness with a minor in Animal Science and a Master of Applied Science degree in Agriculture Leadership. Alli brings unique insight to her position and to the needs of prospective Animal Science students, the decisions they are facing and the tools they will need to be equipped with in order to make life-changing decisions.

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