Prepare for successful careers in veterinary and human health, animal biotechnology, or production agriculture.

Academic Highlights: The department offers three undergraduate majors—animal science, pre-veterinary science, and veterinary technology—with a student-faculty ratio of 22:1. Students work with large and small animals, engaging in research at campus farm and livestock facilities, as well as in the labs of well-known scientists studying immunology, reproduction and development, genetics, and toxicology. The BS in Veterinary Technology program begins with two years at UMass Amherst, in state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and farms, followed by two years in the dedicated Veterinary Technology facility at the UMass Amherst Mount Ida campus in Newton, Mass.

Research Areas: Topics include autoimmune diseases, breast cancer, developmental biology, environmental toxicology, fertility research, infection and immunity, lymphoid development, reproductive biology, stem cell biology, and veterinary immunopathology.

Degrees: BS, MS, PhD


  • Tenure faculty: 14
  • Research faculty: 4
  • Lecturers: 15
  • Postdoctoral fellows: 5
  • Undergraduate major students: 640
  • Graduate students: 20

Research Awards: $7.5M

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