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.


  • *For the safety of students, staff and our community due to COVID-19, all animal barns and barn areas are currently closed to the public until further notice*

  • Animal Science Spring Newsletter

    The Department of Animal Science spring newsletter is here!  See the spring 2021 newsletter. See previous newsletters.
  • UConn Summer Horseback Riding is BACK!

    Come ride with us this summer in your favorite discipline (hunt seat, western, dressage, trail and polo). Lessons are open to the public. Visit www.uconnsummerriding.uconn.edu for more information and to register today!
  • UConn Agricultural Documentary

    Student filmmakers Alyson Schneider, Jonathan Russo, and Zachary Duda traveled the state filming Completely Connecticut Agriculture, a new documentary they produced with support from Extension and the UConn Office of Undergraduate Research.

    See the documentary here.
  • Virtual Riding Camp Instructor's Horsemanship Safety Clinic

    Riding Camp Instructor's Horsemanship Safety Clinic is available virtually and can be completed on your own time. The cost is $31 which includes all fees. Sign up for this training here. 

  • Looking for Academic Forms?

    Visit the CAHNR Grow Website to find all the forms you need!
  • UConn Horses for Sale

    The UConn Department of Animal Science has several quality horses listed for sale!

    See the current list and learn more on the horse sale page..
  • 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 the recording of Dr. Linda Rhodes Q&A Session "The Opportunities in Industry for Animal Scientists". See the presentation slides here.
  • 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.
  • 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

*Spring 2021 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