Food Animal Production & Management Option
Favorite thing about being an animal science major: "I like that it is a very diverse subject. Animal Science isn't just limited to veterinary sciences or livestock production. I personally feel like the options are limitless because you can focus on and learn more about the specific areas that interest you."
- Animal Science Ambassador
- Block & Bridle Club Member
- Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program
- Alpha Zeta Honor Society
Most valuable experiences both inside and outside of the classroom: "I love taking animal science courses because you don't sit inside a lecture hall all the time. You get hands on experience through labs and trips to expand your knowledge and see first-hand what you are learning about in class. Outside of the classroom I find internships and other job opportunities extremely valuable because they put you in real world settings. They allow you to experience what a potential job after graduation would be like, and I find them to be a great tool to figure out what you do and do not want to do for a career."
Dr. Brink is entering his 37th year as a faculty member in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Animal Science Department. He graduated from Kansas State University with his Ph.D. in 1978 and has been with us ever since. His area of expertise is environmental physiology and nutrition. Dr. Brink teaches several undergraduate courses, but he is also a faculty advisor to a large number of animal science students. He is the past president of the International Honor Society of Agriculture Gamma Sigma Delta and has won numerous teaching and advising awards both from University of Nebraska–Lincoln and nationally.
He is currently the chair of the CASNR Faculty Advisory Committee and one of their main goals is to engage faculty in teaching improvement. One of his favorite things about this generation of students is watching them step up and want to help out their peers. Classes Taught:
ASCI 370 – Animal Welfare
ASCI 240 – Anatomy & Physiology of Animals
ASCI 101 – Introduction to Animal Science
Animal Science Ambassadors
We promote University of Nebraska–Lincoln Animal Science by sharing our personal experiences as students at University of Nebraska–Lincoln and recruit prospective students. Our main duties include coordinating and attending recruitment events both on and off campus, providing tours for prospective
students and their families and attending Nebraska high schools and Community Colleges to visit about career opportunities in Animal Science. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Come visit us and we'll show you around! Click on the picture of the ambassadors and see how you can be a part of their group.
I’m here to help answer any questions you may have about the animal science major and the opportunities available to you as a student in our program and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Please let me know if you have any questions as I’m here to help make the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible.