The Graduate Program is designed to provide fundamental training in basic and applied animal sciences. After selecting an area of specialization, students are guided by the academic advisor and advisory committees in designing a program of study that will help to develop the knowledge and skills appropriate to the student's career and professional objectives. Students usually prepare for careers in basic or applied animal sciences in universities, government agencies, private industry, college teaching, industry, community, public health education programs, or animal industries.
Further your education with an advanced degree from the Department of Animal Sciences at Illinois. View our degree options to learn about the minimum requirements students should meet.
Close faculty advising is a hallmark of our department's graduate program. Prospective students are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors and review the key areas of research pursued in the department: