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Beyond the Classroom

Students majoring in animal and poultry sciences have many opportunities outside the classroom to learn and enhance their skills.

  • A state-of-the-art teaching arena is used for classes, horse shows, and other student-oriented events

  • Student organizations such as the Block and Bridle Club, the Equestrian Club, and the Poultry Club provide opportunities for service, leadership, and industry networking.

  • Service-learning opportunities at the livestock centers and research laboratories provide valuable experience for students.

  • The department’s award-winning advising program offers outstanding academic advising and career counseling.

  • Students conducting undergraduate research projects work one-on-one with a faculty mentor. Results may be presented at professional meetings and published in scientific journals.

  • Highly competitive intercollegiate livestock, equine, and poultry judging teams offer experiences to sharpen evaluation and communication skills.

  • Intercollegiate equestrian teams allow beginning through advanced riders opportunities to compete at the local, regional, and national levels.

  • Hone your skills and make important career connections through internships.

  • Gain invaluable global experience and earn credit with study-abroad opportunities.

  • Delve more deeply into a subject or explore areas not presented in regular course work through independent study.

  • Learn from talented and dedicated faculty and staff members who are committed to your education and personal development.