Animal Science Degree at University of Denver (DU)

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Animal Science Degree

The animal science program at University of Denver prepares students for industrial research in the food and feed industries, drafting agricultural regulations, work as a feed manufacturer, animal breeder, meat packer, consulting firms, and more. The main focus of the program is on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals, and the production, processing, and distribution of animal products. Program courses include: animal sciences, animal husbandry and production, and agricultural and food products processing. Get more details below including other Colorado colleges that offer animal science degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Animal Science program at DU, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Farm and Ranch Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, or supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, financial, or marketing activities.

Animal Scientists


Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, animal scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.3% from 2014 to 2024

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers


Directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, first-line supervisors of animal husbandry and animal care workers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -8.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    • Total Employment: 80
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.24
    • Average Annual Salary: $48340

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Animal Science Programs in Colorado

Animal Science programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

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