Veterinary and Animal Sciences
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