Agriculture, in its broadest definition, is the nation’s largest industry. Livestock production is Wyoming’s largest agricultural enterprise. Animal agriculture and its associated industries offer many opportunities for the interested student. Whether a student is interested in production livestock, allied fields such as meat science, business or animal health, or wants to apply to a college of veterinary medicine or graduate school, the degree tracks offered will form the basis for a challenging career in animal agriculture/biology. The various options provide maximum flexibility to meet the changing needs of students and their employers. For students interested in pursuing advanced research, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered.
A grade of C or better must be earned in the following courses when the courses are required in the individual option for completion of the degree: ANSC 3010 , ANSC 3100 , ANSC 4120 , ANSC 4540 , ANSC 4630 ; FDSC 3060 , PATB 4110 , PATB 4111 , LIFE 1010 , LIFE 2022 .
Students are encouraged to participate in activities related to their degree option. The university has competitive livestock, horse, wool, and meat judging teams that travel to and participate in at least one major exposition a year. Laboratories and field trips, as practical teaching aids in many classes, are scheduled throughout the year. Internships are available to gain practical experience. Student organizations such as the Block and Bridle Club, Food Science Club, Pre-vet Club, Wyoming Collegiate Cattlemens Association, Microbiology Club, Range Club, and the Ranch Horse Team provide additional educational and recreational opportunities.