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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.

Careers in Animal Sciences and Industry

Graduates of the program are hired for a variety of business or education positions as well as by a range of enterprises in animal science industries. Graduates work in such positions as:

  • animal care technician
  • animal health pharmaceutical sales
  • animal nutritionist
  • bank loan officer
  • breeding manager
  • extension agent
  • feed lot manager
  • feed sales representative
  • livestock consultant
  • market reporter
  • quality control inspector
  • range/livestock manager
  • sales and marketing manager
  • zoologist

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


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.

Quick Facts

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

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