• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The curriculum of the Animal Science programme offered by Colorado State University focuses on the study of food-producing animals and includes foundation courses in the sciences. Students also choose from specialized courses to enhance their technical, practical, and business skills in topics related to various aspects of production, marketing, and processing of livestock and their products.

Learning Outcomes

Successful Animal Science students will demonstrate: Broad-based understanding of biological principles and develop the ability to incorporate the use of these principles into animal management systems; An understanding of business/economic principles and their application to food animal production systems; Ability to critically evaluate industry and management issues; Problem solving and leadership skills that enhance professional success.


Potential Animal Science occupations include: managers of production units such as ranches, feedlots, and dairy farms; sales representative for feed companies, pharmaceutical firms, and livestock service organizations; organizational groups/associations such as breed organizations, clientele groups, and branded beef companies; cooperative extension and other educational positions; graduate and professional schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Scholarship application deadlines:

    • Early Action (non-binding) - Applications completed by December 1.
    • Regular Decision - Applications completed by February 1.
    • Space available admission consideration after these dates.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Food Animal Science
  • Introduction to Large Animal Anatomy
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Principles of Microeconomic
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
  • General Chemistry

                                English Language Requirements

                                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                • Minimum required score:


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                                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                Academic Requirements

                                You need the following GPA score:

                                Required score: 3.4

                                Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                                • The required GPA score for the international students is 3.5.

                                Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                                • If you are applying as a freshman, you may apply use the Common Application or the CSU Application. 
                                • Applying to CSU requires a $50 application fee payable by Visa or MasterCard.
                                • Submit only your most recent high school transcript. We’ll ask for additional transcripts only if necessary.
                                • ACT or SAT results.
                                • A personal statement is required from all freshman applicants.
                                • We require one counselor OR teacher recommendation. Additional recommendations are optional.

                                Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

                                • You are considered ineligible for admission
                                • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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                                Tuition Fee

                                • International

                                  29884 USD/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 29884 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                • National

                                  11982 USD/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 11982 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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                                Living costs for Fort Collins

                                • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
                                  Living Costs

                                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                Check the programme website for information about funding options.

                                Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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