Students who like to work with and around animals will enjoy this major. While the title of this major may bring up visions of ranching and working in the outdoors, there are many opportunities for scientific research, management, and sales which to be conducted indoors. Animal science majors may have a number of hobbies that involve animals, including riding horses, attending rodeos, playing or watching polo or competing in or watching equestrian competitions. Agriculture majors should be strong in the sciences, especially in biology.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Animal Science majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.
Various specializations related to a major in Animal Science may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: