The animal science major at UMass Amherst is a perfect choice for students who want to gain a sound background in the basic sciences in preparation for a wide range of jobs in agriculture and related biomedical fields.

Through courses, students develop scientific awareness of cell and molecular biology, critical and ethical thinking skills, experience in laboratory and animal management, and more.

Choose from three concentrations to gain the skills you need to be competitive in the job market after graduation:

You will gain hands-on experience participating in research, summer internships, and more. UMass maintains the Hadley Farm Equine and Livestock Research and Education Center and the South Deerfield Complex, and partners with a local dairy farm, and our students work in the laboratories of nationally and internationally recognized scientists studying immunology, reproduction and development, genetics, toxicology, and more.