Careers: Career opportunities in animal sciences range from self-employment to jobs with large corporations. In the business world, positions include management, sales product development, market reporting, personnel administration, regulations and field service. Education positions include county agent, research worker, and laboratory director. Communication businesses hire editors, field representatives, radio broadcasters, journalists, and public relations professionals.
Among others, K-State animal science graduates are employed by artificial insemination services, feed companies, banks, equipment suppliers, meat packers, food processors, dairy plants, feedlots, poultry breeders, equipment manufacturers, commercial hog operations, equine breeding and training ranches, breed associations, pet food companies, pharmaceutical companies, and pet and farm stores.
Course Selection: By understanding your background, interests, and goals, a faculty advisor helps chart the curriculum that best fulfills your needs. All students take core courses, including written communications, public speaking, basic math, economics, chemistry, biology, nutrition, accounting, electives in the social sciences and the introductory animal sciences courses.
In addition to the required courses, 15 to 25 hours of free electives will help you satisfy personal interests, regardless of the option of study you choose. To view a complete list of animal science courses click here.
Faculty: One of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry's greatest strengths is its outstanding faculty.
Effective instruction is a constant goal of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. Several faculty have recently received national and international recognition for their accomplishments in teaching and research.
Faculty members are genuinely committed to teaching and serving as great advisors. They make it a point to get to know their students, and with an average student/faculty ratio of 20:1, there is a strong emphasis on individual attention.
With so many faculty to choose from, you will be assigned an advisor with common interests and knowledge about your curriculum. To view a complete list of undergraduate advisors click here.