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Animal Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Storrs, CT, United States
While pursuing their B.S. degree, Animal Science students work with animals and learn the basic sciences of genetics, physiology, nutrition, health and behavior. Animal Scientists work with domestic animals and their products of meat, milk, eggs and fiber, as well as the companion animals, such as horses, cats and dogs. 
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Graduates are prepared for national certification as Professional Animal Scientists.

In addition to teaching, faculty members in the Department of Animal Science conduct research and provide public service to the citizens and industry of Connecticut. Animal Science research programs are vibrant and exciting with support from state, federal and industrial sources. Quality of instruction and counseling is considered among the best in the nation. Most Departmental classes are small, providing an excellent faculty to student ratio.

All of the department's animal and teaching facilities are within walking distance of campus.

It is the department's goal to provide each Animal Science major with a challenging and well-rounded education, including the opportunity for "hands-on learning". Over 60 undergraduate students are employed by the Department each year to care for our animals or their products. Furthermore, our faculty work cooperatively with many other faculty across the Storrs campus; at the UConn Health Center; at the Yale School of Medicine, and at other U.S. campuses and agencies, providing truly exciting opportunities for Animal Science majors while studying here.

Students may participate in Professional Internships, the University Honors Program and in a variety of extracurricular activities. Opportunities also exist for student participation in International Internships for a summer, a semester or an entire year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Animal Sciences
  • Principles of Animal Nutrition and Feeding
  • Principles of Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Principles of Animal Genetics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • $80 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Essay & Two Optional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Fine Arts Applicants
  • Special Program Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12848 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Storrs

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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