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Animal Science

Program of Study

  • Benefit: Animal Care and Management

  • Learn: Animal breeds, food resources, husbandry, nutrition, & health care

  • Skills: Understanding animal anatomy and care, breeding, and wildlife management

  • Careers: Rancher, breeder, veterinarian technician or assistant, or government agency officer

Course Sequence

Level 1 (9th)

Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Level 2 (10th)

Equine Science (semester)

AND

Small Animal Management (semester)

Level 3 (11th)

Livestock Production*

Level 4 (12th)

Advanced Animal Science (for Science credit)

OR

Practicum in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (double-blocked)

*Industry Certification:

*Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification

Postsecondary Opportunities

Associates Degrees

  • Food Science and Technology

  • Veterinary Studies

  • Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

  • Biology Technician

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Animal Sciences

  • Agriculture

  • Biology

  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional Degrees

  • Genetics

  • Veterinary Medicine

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Aligned Occupations

Occupations

Median Wage

Annual Openings

% Growth

Animal Breeders

$39,139

28

9%

Animal Scientists

$57,533

22

12%

Medical Scientists

$63,898

435

27%

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

$67,309

294

24%

Government Officer (Customs Inspectors/Game Wardens)

$72,811

30

10%

Veterinarians

$93,496

45

32%