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Animal and Equine Science - Food Animal Option, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Animal and Equine Science - Food Animal Option from Murray State University offers a diversified program in the area of Animal/Equine Science, with the option to focus intensely on a student’s particular avenue of interest.

 Students enrolled in the Animal/Equine Science program may choose to focus on food animals and/or equine.

Students receive scientific training in animal breeding and genetics, nutrition, physiology, management, animal evaluation and selection, disease control and sanitation. In animal agriculture industry today, students must be well grounded in both the biological and physical sciences. 


Training in various areas of Animal/Equine Science can prepare the student for employment in many fields and a variety of positions. In fact there are over 500 distinct occupations in animal agriculture. Some of the opportunities include science, teaching, agricultural services, allied industries, manufacturing and production.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ag Economics 
  • Field App for Agriculture 
  • Crop Science 
  • Soil Science
  • Beef Science
  • Poultry Science 
  • Vet Diagnostic Imaging 
  • Swine Science 
  • Livestock Judging 
  • Livestock Prod Mgt Sys 
  • Livestock Behavioral Analy 
  • Adv Livestock Judging 
  • Adv. Nutrition Animal Breeding
  • Beef Cattle Mgt Sys

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

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).

General Requirements

  • List of Senior Year Courses (if currently in high school)
    • Official copy of standardized ACT test score 
    • Official College Transcript (if taking college classes while in high school)
    • You must have received or be receiving a high school diploma or a GED certificate before the term for which you are applying. 
    • Submit an application for admission with a $40 application fee.
    • Transcripts for all years of high school with a minimum GPA of 2.0
    • Certified translations of the documents
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
    • English Language Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9168 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Kentucky, Massac, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick, Henry, Montgomery, Obion, Stewart and Weakley Counties - $9,168.00 
    • Tennessee - $9,696.00 

Living costs for Murray

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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