Animal Science

As an Animal Science major or minor, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major as related courses and electives.
  • Participate in a Veterinary School program.
  • Participate in a wildlife field experience.

Animal Science students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses Animal Science students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on their area of interest within the major or their desired career path. Generally, students may be able to take General Education requirements, electives, or related course requirements while they are abroad.

Pre-Vet/Pre-Grad:  Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Molecular Cell Biology, Statistics, Physics, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses. Students with interest in beginning their Veterinary School studies in their senior year can apply for the University of Glasgow FEEPASS program.

Animal Biotechnology: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Molecular Cell Biology, Statistics, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses.

Food Science: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Statistics, Molecular Cell Biology, Nutrition Foreign Study courses, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses.

Equine Science: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Psychology, Business, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses. There are also a limited number of programs abroad where students may be able to continue their work with horses abroad, or participate in equine sports clubs and organizations. Students with interest in participating in one of these programs should contact their Education Abroad Advisor for more information.

Business: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Statistics, Economics, Marketing, Management, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses.

Production: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Economics and Animal Science Foreign Study courses.

Animal Science students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn. Certain partners abroad have Colleges of Agriculture similar to UConn where students would be able to take their courses.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

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These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Field Ecology in South Africa
Limpopo Province, South Africa
The courses on this program provide an overview of the ecological systems in southern Africa, their management and related conservation issues, with emphasis on the ecosystems and landscapes of the region, and are taught by UConn faculty who accompany the students to South Africa. The students are exposed to a variety of activities in ecology and natural resources management while in the field in South Africa.

Summer Food and Revolution: The Cuban Experience
Havana, Cuba
On this program, students will travel to Cuba with UConn faculty from the departments of Animal Science and Plant Science to learn about the history, and future of food production and food security in Cuba.

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and U.S. Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
This program consists of a one week travel component in New England followed by a two-week travel component in Ireland. Students learn about the One Health concept and how it is embraced in the two countries. Students earn 3 credits for either Animal Science or Pathobiology Foreign Study, and the course is taught by faculty from these two departments.

Exchange:

University College Dublin (UCD)
Dublin, Ireland
This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology. Equine Science and Nutrition courses have been available in the past on this program. Students have the opportunity to take courses within the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology.

Affiliated:

Education Abroad Network: Massey University – Palmerston North
Palmerston North, New Zealand
This program offers courses in Animal Science. Students participating in this program have the option of participating in equine sports clubs and organizations while in New Zealand.

OTS: African Ecology and Conservation in South Africa
Skukuza, South Africa
This program is ideal for students interested in conservation. Students can earn either Evolutionary Ecology and Biology or Natural Resources and the Environment credit while on this program. Students spend the majority of the semester in Kruger National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and the oldest national park in South Africa. By designing research projects with their professors, students contribute meaningful scientific data to issues faced by managers in South African National Parks.

 

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request feedback on essays from advisors and the Writing Center.

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more about these scholarships and to discover other opportunities, navigate to Education Abroad’s scholarships page.

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Animal Science Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

 

Academic

As an Animal Science major or minor, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major as related courses and electives.
  • Participate in a Veterinary School program.
  • Participate in a wildlife field experience.

Animal Science students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses Animal Science students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on their area of interest within the major or their desired career path. Generally, students may be able to take General Education requirements, electives, or related course requirements while they are abroad.

Pre-Vet/Pre-Grad:  Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Molecular Cell Biology, Statistics, Physics, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses. Students with interest in beginning their Veterinary School studies in their senior year can apply for the University of Glasgow FEEPASS program.

Animal Biotechnology: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Molecular Cell Biology, Statistics, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses.

Food Science: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Statistics, Molecular Cell Biology, Nutrition Foreign Study courses, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses.

Equine Science: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Psychology, Business, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses. There are also a limited number of programs abroad where students may be able to continue their work with horses abroad, or participate in equine sports clubs and organizations. Students with interest in participating in one of these programs should contact their Education Abroad Advisor for more information.

Business: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Statistics, Economics, Marketing, Management, and Animal Science Foreign Study courses.

Production: Recommended courses in this area of interest that may be available abroad are Economics and Animal Science Foreign Study courses.

Animal Science students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn. Certain partners abroad have Colleges of Agriculture similar to UConn where students would be able to take their courses.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

How will #UConnChangeYourWorld

Programs

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Field Ecology in South Africa
Limpopo Province, South Africa
The courses on this program provide an overview of the ecological systems in southern Africa, their management and related conservation issues, with emphasis on the ecosystems and landscapes of the region, and are taught by UConn faculty who accompany the students to South Africa. The students are exposed to a variety of activities in ecology and natural resources management while in the field in South Africa.

Summer Food and Revolution: The Cuban Experience
Havana, Cuba
On this program, students will travel to Cuba with UConn faculty from the departments of Animal Science and Plant Science to learn about the history, and future of food production and food security in Cuba.

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and U.S. Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
This program consists of a one week travel component in New England followed by a two-week travel component in Ireland. Students learn about the One Health concept and how it is embraced in the two countries. Students earn 3 credits for either Animal Science or Pathobiology Foreign Study, and the course is taught by faculty from these two departments.

Exchange:

University College Dublin (UCD)
Dublin, Ireland
This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology. Equine Science and Nutrition courses have been available in the past on this program. Students have the opportunity to take courses within the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology.

Affiliated:

Education Abroad Network: Massey University – Palmerston North
Palmerston North, New Zealand
This program offers courses in Animal Science. Students participating in this program have the option of participating in equine sports clubs and organizations while in New Zealand.

OTS: African Ecology and Conservation in South Africa
Skukuza, South Africa
This program is ideal for students interested in conservation. Students can earn either Evolutionary Ecology and Biology or Natural Resources and the Environment credit while on this program. Students spend the majority of the semester in Kruger National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and the oldest national park in South Africa. By designing research projects with their professors, students contribute meaningful scientific data to issues faced by managers in South African National Parks.

 

Finances

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request feedback on essays from advisors and the Writing Center.

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more about these scholarships and to discover other opportunities, navigate to Education Abroad’s scholarships page.

Resources & Contacts

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Animal Science Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

 

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