We provide our 400+ undergraduate students a variety of options with six areas of interest: pre-vet/pre-grad, equine science, business management, food science, animal production, and animal biotechnology. These options allow students to gain industry specific experience for a wide variety of animal-related careers.


  • *Due to COVID-19 and the closure of campus all animal barns are currently closed to the public until further notice*

  • Did You Know?

    Alan Thacker Busby was the first African-American student to attend UConn when it was Connecticut Agricultural College. He graduated in 1918 and went on to serve in the Army and then to teach as an Animal Husbandry professor at Bordentown Industrial School, Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, Lincoln University. Read more in an article here.
  • New England Dairy Nutrition Conference

    The Department of Animal Science will co-host a free webinar event on Thursday, March 11th. Learn more and register on our Dairy Conference page.
  • Food Science Area of Interest Page

    Did you know that there is a Food Science area of interest option within our Animal Science degree? Check out the new Food Science webpage that details information for students interested in this option!
  • Animal Science Spring Seminar Series

    The Department of Animal Science hosts a seminar series each semester.  All seminars will be held virtually via WebEx this spring.

    See the spring 2021 seminar series schedule here.
    See this week's seminar information here.
    See next week's seminar information when available here. 

    See the recording of Dr. Linda Rhodes Q&A Session "The Opportunities in Industry for Animal Scientists". See the presentation slides here.
  • Animal Science Winter Newsletter

    The Department of Animal Science winter newsletter is here!  See the winter 2021 newsletter. See previous newsletters.
  • Job Opportunity

    The Department of Animal Science at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the position of Department Head with an appointment as Associate or Full Professor. Visit our careers page for details and to apply.
  • Spring Riding Practicum

    The Department of Animal Science at the University of Connecticut offers horseback riding lessons to UConn students, faculty and staff. Learn more on the practicum page.
  • Current Animal Science Research at UConn

    Read more about the current research in the UConn Department of Animal Science or current undergraduate research.

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Department of Animal Science
Unit 4040
17 Manter Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4040

*Fall 2020 Hours and Contact*
Main office open Monday–Thursday, 12pm–4pm.
*Please call before coming to the office*

For remote assistance Monday–Friday, 8am–4pm, please call 860-486-2413 and leave a voicemail

Fax: (860) 486-4375
Email: AnimalScience@UConn.edu