Department of Animal Sciences
Meat and Egg Sales
Two students with a dog.
We take hands-on learning seriously. Students interested in veterinary medicine gain unique experiences working with animals at the Champaign County Humane Society.
Judging in an animal competition.
Helping youth find their future in animal sciences is our goal. Hosting judging contests and other educational events are just a few ways we connect students to our department.
Juan Loor and a colleague confer in a laboratory.
Our graduate program ranks in the Top 3 in the nation among universities with similar programs. Students apply cutting-edge research techniques in the lab to solve real-world problems.
Students with pigs.
State-of-the-art research facilities take you “out of the lecture” and allow you to apply classroom knowledge in realistic settings on the university farms.
Janeen Salak-Johnson speaks to students in a classroom.
Discover how science, along with ethics and experience, can drive changes in animal agriculture in a new freshman course titled, “Contemporary Animal Issues.”

Department of Animal Sciences, College of ACES, University of Illinois

Rewarding Careers

Dog on a leash Man with cows Inspecting a package of meat Two vets examining an x-ray Woman holding a cat Two researchers in a lab Vet students examining a model

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Get to know Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences provides a broad base of knowledge about all types of animal-related careers.
Animal Sciences provides unique hands-on opportunities working with animals.
Animal Sciences provides many opportunities for students interested in companion animal biology
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