In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences .
The Animal Science program area offers a coordinated group of courses dealing with the principles of animal management, genetics, nutrition, physiology, and growth biology. Emphasis in subject matter is directed toward domestic animal species, dairy and beef cattle, horses, poultry, pigs, and sheep, while laboratory, companion, and exotic animal species are also included in research and teaching programs. Many science-oriented students elect a program emphasizing supportive preparation in the physical and biological sciences appropriate for graduate, veterinary, or professional study following graduation. Dairy management and the Dairy Management Fellows Program is a popular option among students who want an integrated, industry based program that can prepare them to manage a dairy business or enter a related career. These are examples of the flexibility within these programs that can be developed to meet a student’s career interest related to animals.
T. R. Overton, chair (149 Morrison Hall, 255-2862); J. J. Allen, Y. R. Boisclair, D. J. R. Cherney, J. E. Duan, J. O. Giordano, L. F. Goodale, H. J. Huson, Q. M. Ketterings, X. G. Lei, J. W. McFadden, S. M. Quirk, K. F. Reed, Y. A. Ren, V. Selvaraj, N. L. Trottier, M. E. Van Amburgh, E. T. Won
BS/DVM Early Enrollment Pathway
Outstanding undergraduate students may be able to enroll for graduate study in the College of Veterinary Medicine prior to completion of their undergraduate program. To be considered, a student must:
- Fulfill all distribution requirements for the College (e.g., humanities and social sciences, 55 CALS credits, etc.)
- Fulfill all major requirements for the college.
- Complete a minimum of 108 of their 120 academic credits toward the Bachelor of Science. No more than 12 academic credits can be substituted from the graduate program to complete the CALS Bachelor of Science degree.
- Fulfill the University Graduation Requirements .
- Earn a Bachelor of Sciences degree from CALS at the end of their fourth year.
- All candidates should confirm eligibility with an advisor in CALS Office of Student Services, 140 Roberts Hall.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell Accelerated 7-Year BS/DVM Pathway:
Criteria for acceptance can be found directly on the College of Veterinary Medicine website.
Early Acceptance and Registration:
The College of Veterinary Medicine may accept students who are permitted to register in their seventh and/or eighth semester and complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. All candidates should confirm eligibility with an advisor in CALS Office of Student Services, 140 Roberts Hall. Criteria for acceptance can be found directly on the College of Veterinary Medicine website.