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Janel Koons
Program Coordinator

Deanna Retzlaff
Academic Advisor

Animal Sciences and Industry Bachelor's Degree 

The animal sciences and industry bachelor's program provides challenging courses to prepare for production, management, marketing, distribution and sales applications in the food industry at all levels. The program builds on a basic science foundation and is completed by courses in business, food/meat processing, technology, evaluation, quality assurance and food safety.

Student Success

Michael Connell Animal Sciences and Industry Bachelor's Success Story

"Because I work in emergency management, I've developed the state of Nevada's program on technical large animal rescue. I was actually using my degree well before I finished it."

— Michael Connell '15

Read Michael’s Story


Careers in Animal Products

Designed for the student who seeks employment in the food industry, course work includes classes in food/meat processing, technology, evaluation and other related topics. The wholesomeness and safety of animal products are stressed.


Graduates work in such positions as:

  • animal health
  • animal nutrition
  • animal health pharmaceutical
  • food safety
  • laboratory
  • product development and characteristics
  • production
  • quality control


Learn more about possible careers in animal sciences and industry at the following locations:

American Society of Animal Science
American Veterinary Medical Association Career Center
Kansas Livestock Association
Federation of Animal Science Societies

***Please note, the online animal sciences and industry bachelor's program, as well as online science courses, are not suitable for those seeking a pre-vet program.


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The animal sciences and industry bachelor's degree is offered through the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry in the College of Agriculture.

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Quick Facts

Degree: Bachelor of Science
College: Agriculture
Credits: 126
Course delivery: Online, email, guided study, videoconferencing

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