ANSC Undergraduate Program

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Schedule an appointment to learn more about UMD Animal & Avian Sciences today!

If you have further questions or, please contact us by email or at 301-405-1373.

students and pig


Welcome to the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences,

A small school feel with big opportunities!


As an ANSC student, you will learn about the husbandry of many domestic species. Our BS Degree program allows students to choose a focus of study: 

  • Science/Pre-Professional track: prepare for entry to graduate or veterinary school

  • Animal Care and Management track: prepare for a career in animal science industries

students and lambs in barn

students with cow


Within the Washington D.C. area, you will have opportunities to apply what you learn:

  • Hands-on work with animals

  • Internships

  • Workshops

  • Networking events



We are within easy reach of the world’s top research

facilities in our nation’s capital!

students in lab

horse at barn



Visit our on-campus teaching farm, where you will work with livestock on a regular basis to apply what you’re learning in the classroom.

ANSC Campus Farm

ANSC Department Virtual Tour