Animal agriculture is specific, specialized, mechanized, computerized and industrialized. Students enrolled in animal sciences have an opportunity to study the many areas of subject matter associated with animal agriculture. Students receive scientific training in animal breeding and genetics, nutrition, physiology, management, animal evaluation and selection, disease control and sanitation. In animal agriculture industry today, students must be well grounded in both the biological and physical sciences. It is recognized that many animal science students today do not have the practical experience necessary for many positions requiring a combination of technical and practical training. At Murray State, practical experience in animal science is attained through laboratories and summer internships.
Department of veterinary technology and pre-veterinary medicine
Through this program, you’ll get plenty of experience before you graduate. All students are required to complete a 300-hour internship at an animal care facility. On top of that, you can join Veterinary Technology/Pre-Vet Club to learn even more.