Animal Sciences

Caring for animals and feeding a growing population.

Our program in animal sciences will prepare you for a career in veterinary medicine, medicine, equine science, food safety, animal and allied industries and related areas. The program is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in fields such as animal nutrition, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, growth biology, meat science and muscle biology, breeding and genetics, and reproductive biology.

Department of Animal Sciences


The pre-vet/pre-professional option will give you a foundation in the biological and physical sciences for a career in emerging areas of animal biotechnology while satisfying requirements for application to Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine and other professional schools or graduate school.


Animal and Allied Industries

The Animal and Allied Industries option offers a greater breadth of study in animal production and agribusiness. This option offers more elective hours in its curriculum, giving you more flexibility in course selection.

Animal and Allied Industries CURRICULUM MODEL

Equine Science

The equine science option will enable you to focus on science and on practical skills required for a successful career in the horse industry. Through the choice of appropriate elective courses, this track can also prepare you to apply to Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


Meat Science

The Meat Science option will prepare you for a career in food safety and quality assurance. The courses in this option will also prepare you to work in a wide variety of careers ranging from live animal management to research and development in the food industry.


          Medicine and veterinary medicine Animal health and nutrition
          Ranch or farm management Animal genetics
          Food safety Zoo keeping
          Horse breeding Animal research
        Animal and Allied Industries Food product development
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Brett Chambers
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Brianna Peterson
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Garrett Dixon
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Kim Mullenix
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Jordan Towns
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Erin Beasley
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Calvin Johnson
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Academic advisor Rebekah Keenon
Rebekah Keenon (M-Z)
Academic Advisor
240 Upchurch Hall
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Tracy Collier-Cline
Coordinator III, Student Services
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Codi R. Plaster (G-L)
Academic Advisor II
211 Poultry Science Building
Auburn, AL 36849
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Carolyn E. Huntington
Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Program Officer
212 Upchurch Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849