College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Animal Care & Management - 0104A

Love animals? Interested in exploring careers that deal with the care and use of animals? Looking for a different undergraduate major? Striving for that competitive edge? Seeking an undergraduate degree that will be fun to pursue and will set you apart from the rest? 

The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences offers a specialized option in Animal Care and Management. This curriculum prepares you for a rewarding career in equine, poultry, or livestock production and related fields (animal nutrition, health, and allied industries.)

Sample Course Work

Math and Science Courses
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Principles of Biology
  • Calculus
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Farm Management
Some ANSC Courses you may take
  • Animal Physiology
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Diseases of Animals
  • Management (equine, dairy, poultry, and/or livestock)
  • Animal Behavior and/or Welfare
  • Lamb Watch
  • Lab Animal Management


  • College and Departmental Scholarships available for incoming freshmen.
  • Required advising and mentoring by a faculty member who is an expert in your field of interest.
  • Modern laboratories, teaching facilities and technology, animal rooms, and a campus teaching farm, available to help you prepare for your chosen career.
  • Emphasis on hands-on skill development in labs and within small ruminant and equine breeding programs.
  • Opportunities for leadership roles and for social and professional interaction through student organizations.
  • Internships through the campus, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Clarksville Dairy, Clarksville Equine Unit, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Smithsonian Institute, and many more.
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