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Animal Science and Management

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science

Animal science and management majors are educated in not only the field of animal science, but also in marketing, economics and accounting. Students are part of one of the largest and most distinguished animal science departments in the world, gaining a strong background in the skills it takes to succeed in today’s business world as well as in careers associated with animal breeding and production. From managing animals for the production of food and clothing to professional industries for companion animals, the animal science and management major prepares students for robust and diverse careers in all areas of the business of animal agriculture.

Major Requirements

As an animal science and management major, you will begin your journey with courses designed to give you a fundamental knowledge of the natural sciences, such as nutrition, genetics, physiology and behavior. Once you’ve mastered the sciences, you will have the freedom to focus on the particular animal species that interests you (including horses, cattle, sheep, cats, dogs, goats, fish, crustaceans and others), as well as principles of business.

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Degree Outcomes


  • Agriculture Commodity Analyst
  • Veterinarian
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Pet Store Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Owner of animal-based businesses
  • Pet Food Manufacturer
  • Pharmaceutical Consultant
  • Small Animal Facility Manager

Graduate Study

  • Animal science
  • Law
  • Business
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Education

Alumni Employers

  • Superior Farms
  • Harris Ranch
  • National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)
  • California Farm Bureau Federation
  • Purina Pet Nutrition
  • Hilmar Cheese Co.
  • Sacramento Zoo
  • Genentech
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