B.Sc. On Campus

Animal Science

Rutgers University

48 months
33388 USD/year
33388 USD/year
14090 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Animal Science program of Rutgers University is a popular program for many students enrolled at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS). Over 450 upper class students are enrolled as majors. In addition, approximately 90 first-year and 35 transfer students declare Animal Science as their major each year.


About the Program

The campus farm and small-animal facilities are integral to the Animal Science program at Rutgers. Students may enroll in hands-on animal practicums where they learn about the handling, management, feeding, reproduction, physiology, and behavior of dairy heifers, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, and laboratory animals. They also may conduct independent research using state-of-the-art techniques to study integrated physiology of animals at the whole system, cellular, and molecular levels. Students will have the opportunity to participate in internships that offer college credit for work in a variety of settings, including veterinary practices as well as research laboratories of pharmaceutical companies and other industries. Study abroad opportunities are also available.

The curriculum provides students with the scientific knowledge, skills, and experience to be competitive for entry into veterinary, graduate, or medical schools or employment in animal science-related fields. Companies that conduct large and small animal research or develop and market human and animal health products or feeds/supplements provide numerous employment opportunities for our graduates with B.S. degrees. Commercial dairy, horse, and livestock farms, historical agricultural farms, and zoos also provide employment opportunities.

All faculty members have a Ph.D. degree in their area of specialization; several also have a veterinary degree. Their responsibilities include teaching, student advising, and conducting research and outreach activities in fields related to animal science. The faculty are instrumental in providing students with experience in state-of-the-art techniques used in molecular biology, nutrition, physiology, and behavior of animals.

Four student organizations act in support of the Animal Science program: Society of Animal Science, Veterinary Science Club, Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club, and Companion Animal Club. Each club sponsors invited speakers, field trips, and career orientation presentations that are both social and educational. These clubs contribute greatly to the success of Ag Field Day. The animal shows, BBQ, and Petting Zoo are top Ag Field Day attractions due to the leadership of the Society of Animal Science and Veterinary Science Club.

The Animal Science program offers a great opportunity to achieve an excellent undergraduate education in a pleasant, friendly, and stimulating environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Science
  • Companion Animal Science
  • Animal Evaluation and Selection
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Animal Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16694 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    33388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16694 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7045 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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