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Degrees & Programs

The programs offered in the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science Department can help you expand your interest, knowledge and enjoyment of animals into a rewarding and profitable career. Over 95% of our graduates are able to find jobs in an area related to their studies after graduation. 

Students in the ADVS Department have opportunities for hands-on experiences in feeding, breeding, handling, managing, and grooming animals. The skills important for handling animals are taught in applied laboratory settings at the various department facilities. Students can also gain knowledge and experience by working with beef and dairy cattle, horses, sheep, and swine. 

Undergraduate Degrees


Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences - BS

The ADVS department offers one bachelor’s degree: Bachelor of Science in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences. Additionally, students choose an emphasis of study within this degree. There are four emphasis options. Select one of the following emphases to learn more about it:

 

Animal & Dairy Science Emphasis

 

Animal & Dairy Science Emphasis

 

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Biotechnology Emphasis

 

Biotechnology Emphasis

 

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Bioveterinary Science Emphasis

 

Bioveterinary Science Emphasis

 

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Equine Science & Management Emphasis

 

Equine Science & Management Emphasis

 

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Minors:

Adding a minor focused in Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Science is a great way to gain additional background experience and to expand your skill set. Our department offers the following minors:

  • Animal and Dairy Science
  • Bioveterinary Science
  • Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Equine Science

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about each minor. 

Graduate Degrees


Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences - MS or PhD

Students seeking either an MS and PhD in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences choose one of five specializations:

 

Animal Health & Disease

 

Animal Health & Disease

 

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Animal Molecular Genetics

 

Animal Molecular Genetics

 

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Animal Nutrition

 

Animal Nutrition

 

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Animal or Dairy Management

 

Animal or Dairy Management

 

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Reproduction and Development

 

Reproduction & Development

 

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Toxicology - MS or PhD

Students can receive both MS and PhD degrees in Toxicology through the department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at USU. Learn about the Toxicology program below:

 

Veterinary Public Health - MPH

Utah State University offers a Master of Public Health degree with three concentrations. Students in the Veterinary Public Health concentration are part of the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences. Find information about the concentration here.

 

 

To explore degrees offered through the School of Veterinary Medicine, visit vetmed.usu.edu.