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.
Q&A with Nicole Chase
Sophomore, Dairy Management, Institute of Agricultural Technology
Internship: Migliazzo and Sons Dairy; Atwater, Calif.
Q&A with Morgan Federau
Horse Management, Freshman
Internship Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Daniel D. Kiesling, Livestock Industries Coordinator, passed away Monday, July 11 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
$34,500 in scholarships given to 12 MSU students.
Dr. Harlan Ritchie, distinguished professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University passed away April 27, 2016. He was an educator, judge, mentor, colleague, and close friend of many in the beef industry.Dr. Harlan Ritchie, Distinguished Professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University (MSU) was cited as a well-respected legend in the cattle industry by several people who knew him well, and his influence reached from Michigan around the world. - See more at: https://www.michfb.com/MI/Farm_News/Agriculture_loses_livestock/#sthash.8hggAMIU.dpuf
Date: September 27, 2016 - September 28, 2016
Location: Breslin Center
Career Gallery is a three-day career fair that brings top talent from across MSU together with all industries. Each day of the fair has a focus area; employers are welcome to register for one, two, or all three days of Gallery.
Date: September 30, 2016
Location: 1250 Anthony Hall
Tours for future Spartans—high school and transfer students. Registration is required.
Date: September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion
Buckskin Horse Congress at MSU Pavilion
Date: October 6, 2016 - October 8, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion
ASHAM Charity Fall Horse Show 2016
Date: October 6, 2016
Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
The Education Abroad Expo (formerly the Study Abroad Fair) is a comprehensive information event for anyone interested in learning more about the many exciting education abroad opportunities available at Michigan State University.