University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of ACES
ACES Animal Sciences
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Careers in Animal Sciences

An animal sciences degree prepares you for a wide variety of careers ranging from molecular biology to animal welfare - fulfilling careers that signify the growing importance of animal agriculture to society as a whole. Rewarding career opportunities are available in business, industry, government, education, and research.

Discover some of the amazing careers our alumni have achieved with their animal sciences degree.

Beef cattle and sheep farm manager, University of Illinois

Senior Manager of Product Development

Beef business and technical manager

Animal Nutritionist

Pork Business Consultant

Associate Large Animal Veterinarian, Mt. Sterling Veterinary Clinic

International Director of technical services, Genetiporc, Inc.

Trans Ova Genetics President and Founder

Research Scientist

Gamete Research Specialist in the Department of Reproductive Sciences, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute


Independent Meat-Processing Consultant

Associate Professor



Meat Processor

Research Nutritionist, Nestle Purina


Technical Service Manager

Associate Principal Scientist


Assistant Professor

Lead Zookeepr

Product Development Scientist, Hormel Foods

Vice President of Public Relations

Veterinary Assistant

Lead Course Instructor

Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia

Veterinary Clinical Instructor and Outreach Coordinator

Product Development Scientist, Mars Petcare