Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science offers teaching, research, and extension programs in animal agriculture and the food system.

Animal Science News

Students and faculty members who traveled to Switzerland for an intensive study of its agriculture, culture, history and people.
Penn State Students Absorb Swiss Agriculture, History and Culture
June 13, 2017
Fifteen Penn State students visited Switzerland after studying and analyzing the agricultural sector of the country.
Cloninger Named Animal Science Advising Coordinator
May 30, 2017
2007 grad Rachel Cloninger will work with current and prospective students in Department of Animal Science.
Dr. Ann Swinker Receives National Equine Science Award
May 19, 2017
Animal Science Professor will be recognized at the ESS Symposium at the University of Minnesota, May 30-June 2.
Heinrichs to be Recognized at ADSA Annual Meeting
May 12, 2017
Professor of Dairy Science Jud Heinrichs, Ph.D., will be named to the inaugural JDS Club 100 for authoring over 100 articles for the Journal of Dairy Science in his career.
Research Focuses on Lost Genetic Diversity
May 10, 2017
Chad Dechow and Wansheng Liu conduct research that may help to reintroduce valuable genetic variance. Article by Amy Duke, Public Relations Specialist, College of Agricultural Sciences.