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Bachelor of Science in Animal Bio-Health Sciences

About This Program

The Animal Bio-Health Sciences (ABHS) Program encompasses the science and management of livestock and pets including;

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Reproduction & Genetics
  • Nutrition & Health
  • Behavior and Welfare

The ABHS program is equipped with active faculty and all the facilities needed to conduct meaningful research.

Students are provided with practical skills and the basic scientific knowledge required for successful admission to veterinary colleges.


The degree in Animal Bio-Health Sciences (ABHS) allows for concentrations in other programs (see undergraduate bulletin for details). The ABHS program offers a minor to non-ABHS students for 18-19 credit hours from six courses. The ABHS concentration is available to non-ABHS students with 21-22 credit hours from seven courses.

Career Fields

Employment opportunities are available in academia, government, and industry. Specific careers include;

  • Feed Manufacturing, Sales, and Technical Service
  • Pharmaceutical Sales and Technical Service
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics Service
  • Biotechnology
  • Livestock Processing, Products, and Marketing
  • Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Government Administration or Technical Services


you may choose to continue your education and become one of the following professionals:

  • Veterinarian
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Researcher

Department Information

Visit the Food & Animal Sciences website

Contacts Information

Martha Verghese, Ph.D.,

Chair, Food & Animal Sciences
Carver Complex Thomas Wing, Room 125