Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences facilitates scientific research and technology transfer for efficient and sustainable production of high quality animal products with optimal animal well-being, enhancement of the human diet, and advancement of sound environmental practices.



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Life at Purdue

Whether pursuing current interests or exploring new ones, students make friends and establish their on-campus community by getting involved. As a Big Ten university with nearly 40,000 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, there are literally thousands of things to do at Purdue.


The cost varies depending on factors such as where a student chooses to live, travel expenses, food costs, enrollment in a specific program, etc.

Job Placement

The impact of Purdue Agriculture reaches all over the globe. Our graduates are being placed in Indiana, nationally and internationally.


Check out the scholarships available through the university. There are also lots of opportunities to work, which can help cover the cost of your degree.

Student Experiences

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Marissa Lorenz Animal Sciences

With her many years in 4-H and FFA, Marissa has always had a strong connection to Purdue’s College of Agriculture. Her father works in ag sales and her mother is employed by Purdue Extension. Marissa is entrenched in the small, rural community where she lives. Growing up, she showed cattle, sheep, and hogs. Her family is committed to 4-H and proudly claims 50 consecutive years of participation. “4-H influenced my decisions that led to finding a love of agriculture and to want to grow that love during my college years,” she says. “I always planned on going to Purdue. During high school I also checked out other universities, just to be sure I wasn’t missing something.” Her choice was confirmed. “I wanted to take advantage of the great resource in my home state,” she says. “Not everyone has a world-ranked university in their backyard.”

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Alexandria Pettigrew Animal Sciences

As a youngster, Alexandria Pettigrew tended to “sick” stuffed animals and patched them with bandages. As she grew up, she was still interested in how to make animals feel better. Her first thought was to become a vet—an obvious choice for someone who loves animals. But at Purdue, she learned about the many career opportunities open to animal science majors. Her curiosity led her to study why animals behave the way they do and to work with a prominent animal well-being scientist.

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Bailey Farrer Animal Sciences

Bailey is one of 25 family members to attend to Purdue—half pursued majors in the College of Agriculture. She plans to work and travel nationally and internationally, and eventually return to become the fourth generation on her family's livestock farm.

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Sarah Wagler Animal Sciences

I had great mentors in high school for both 4-H and FFA and was at events at Purdue many times. I felt like Purdue was starting to be a second home, so when thinking about college, Purdue was just my natural first choice.

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