Support the Department of Animal Science
The Department of Animal Science in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to innovative problem-solving research that benefits the livestock, poultry, and companion animal industries in Nebraska, excellent undergraduate and graduate education and training, and dynamic extension programs. The Department of Animal Science provides residential instruction, extension and outreach and research in the subject matter areas of breeding and genetics,
meat science, non-ruminant and ruminant nutrition, physiology, animal well-being, production and management. Species represented in these programs include beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, swine, laboratory animals and other companion animals. Youth programs are also an important part of animal science activities. The design award-winning Animal Science Complex encompasses extensive animal teaching and research rooms, state-of-the art classrooms and laboratories, and a 475-seat indoor arena for the Animal Science Department and the Cooperative Program in Veterinary Medicine between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Iowa State University. The Department offers more than 50 undergraduate courses and 30 graduate courses. Animal Science faculty, staff, and students at UNL support animal industries by pioneering new frontiers through research, extension and education. The vision of the Animal Science Department is "Serving animal agriculture through dynamic networks of discovery and education" and its mission is “to promote worldwide leadership in animal research and education in support of sustainable use of domestic animals for food, fiber, work and recreation, and to educate students for careers in the animal sciences."