The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University offers education and research for the safe, nutritious and economical production of animal food and fiber, and of animals for recreational purposes, without compromising the environment or jeopardizing the health and well being of farm animals and farm communities. The department provides educational leadership through high-quality courses, research and extension/outreach programs to enhance human capital and ensure that Michigan producers and communities benefit from these.

We have a strong tradition of training outstanding students in animal science and related fields, and welcome prospective students who are interested in our programs and want to contribute to our mission. Graduates of our department have advanced to rewarding careers in universities, government agencies, the livestock industry, veterinary medicine and biomedicine.


  • Kiesling and Frie Honored

    Jessica Kiesling and Meredith Frie were recently recognized for excellence in their work in the Department of Animal Science.

  • Giving TUEsday campaign to raise funds for CANR Student Club Grants

    Did participation in a student club enhance your MSU experience? This year’s #GivingTUEsday campaign in the college is to raise $5,000 to support Student Club Grants through the CANR Alumni Association.

    This fund provides support for scholarships, student club activities and alumni programming in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). The fund also underwrites the CANR Alumni Association’s Student Club Grant Program. 


  • Animal Science Apparel Sale

    Animal Science shirt

    T-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, fleece jackets, and polos!

  • Animal Science Graduate Research Forum

    ANS Graduate Research Forum top 3 presenters

    The 11th Annual Animal Science Graduate Research Forum took place October 27 as a venue for graduate students to present their research projects to the department, college, and university communities.

  • Student Profile: Q&A with Nicole Chase

    Nicole Chase

    Q&A with Nicole Chase

    Sophomore, Dairy Management, Institute of Agricultural Technology

    Internship: Migliazzo and Sons Dairy; Atwater, Calif.


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