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Why Major in Animal Science?

Reasons why a student should major in Animal Science at Penn State.
What is it like being an Animal Science major at Penn State? Watch our video and learn more. Video transcript is available.
  • You can enjoy all the opportunities of attending one of the Big Ten universities while studying in a close-knit, small-college atmosphere.
  • Depending on your interests, you may choose a Science or a Business/Management emphasis.
  • You can take courses in Animal Biotechnology and Companion Animal Science.
  • Opportunities are available for international study tours and Study Abroad Programs.
  • You can work at University farms.
  • You can do your own research projects.
  • You can get work experience in wide array of internships and externships.
  • You can join clubs and teams such as Block and Bridle; the Dairy Science Club; the Poultry Science Club; the Equestrian Team; and Dairy, Livestock, Horse, and Poultry Judging Teams
  • You can prepare for veterinary or graduate school.
  • More than $100,000 in scholarships are awarded annually.
  • You will get individual attention from caring faculty and advisers.
  • You can enhance your education by taking a minor such as Equine Science, Agribusiness Management, Poultry and Avian Science, or Biology.

Career Interests

  • You would like to attend veterinary school
  • You would like a career in research relating to and/or using animals.
  • You would like to manage a farm or business related to animal agriculture.
  • You like to work with people in addition to animals and may be interested in a career in technical sales or service, cooperative extension, or the promotions industry.

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