Animal Sciences

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Animal Sciences

Animal Science is described as "studying the biology of animals that are under the control of mankind". Historically, the animals studied were farm animals, including livestock and horses, but courses available now look at a far broader area to include companion animals, for example dogs, cats and exotic species. At the University of Reading, for example, the study of Animal Science is concerned with the scientific understanding of how animals work: from the physiology and biochemistry of tissues and major organ systems down to the structure and function of biomolecules and cells; particular emphasis is given to the study of animal growth, reproduction, nutrition and lactation of farm and companion animals and how these processes may be optimised to improve animal productivity, health and welfare. Courses in support areas, such as genetics, soils, agricultural economics and marketing, legal aspects and the environment also are offered. Degrees in Animal Science are offered at a number of universities.

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Matching Animal Sciences Colleges

Name
Kansas State University
Four or more years; Public; $18,402 average out-state tuition; $6,936 average in-state tuition
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $15,651 average out-state tuition; $4,303 average in-state tuition
University of California-Davis
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Four or more years; Public; $27,219 average out-state tuition; $11,847 average in-state tuition
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $23,751 average out-state tuition; $8,856 average in-state tuition
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Four or more years; Public; $17,988 average out-state tuition; $5,153 average in-state tuition
Iowa State University
Four or more years; Public; $18,280 average out-state tuition; $6,408 average in-state tuition

Animal Sciences Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
NRF Next Generation Scholarship Up to $25,000 October 14, 2016
Food Science Innovation Challenge $10,000 December 15, 2016
Journalism or Communications Scholarship - AQHA $8,000 December 01, 2016
Jay Pumphrey Animal Sciences Scholarship $6,000 December 01, 2016
Naperville Rotary Charities and The Rotary Club of Naperville Scholarship $5,000 November 01, 2016
Williamson Scholarship for Excellence In Agriculture $5,000 February 01, 2017
Soy Scholarship $5,000 November 21, 2016
Albert A. Off Scholarship $4,000 February 01, 2017
AQHF Racing Scholarship Up to $8,000 December 01, 2016
Total Landscape Care Scholarship Contest $3,000 September 30, 2016