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Why Major in Animal Science?

Reasons why a student should major in Animal Science at Penn State.
  • 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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