In animal sciences, you’ll learn by doing. Immerse yourself in hands-on experiences like milking dairy cows, socializing baby horses, or volunteering at the Champaign County Humane Society. You'll get to explore a variety of opportunities to discover what you’re most passionate about.
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General Campus Visit
If you've never visited campus before, we recommend starting here.
Prospective students are those who haven’t yet been admitted to Illinois: freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in high school or current students at two-year or other 4-year institutions.
Connect with the Department of Animal Sciences at an Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Prospective Student Visit. Held most Mondays and Fridays, this event will highlight the opportunities available to ACES. As you register, indicate your interest in Animal Sciences to connect with one of our faculty or advisors at the event.
For a full-day experience or if you haven’t visited our campus before, we recommend also signing up for the Illinois Experience and Campus Tour on the same day. Available most weekdays and features a presentation by admissions, a student panel, and a walking tour of campus. To do both an Animal Science/ACES visit and the campus tour, you’ll need to select both options from the Campus Visit menu.
For prospective transfer students, check out the Transfer Info Session and Campus Tour held on select Fridays including February 23. March 8, March 22, and April 12. This pairs perfectly with the Animal Sciences/College of ACES Session in the morning.
Students who have been admitted to the Department of Animal Sciences have a variety of different visit options including our Animal Sciences Admitted Student Saturdays, Animal Sciences Admitted Student Visits, the campus Admitted Info Session & Campus Tour, and even virtual visits. View options for admitted students.
Graduate Animal Sciences Visit
Our greatest strength as a department is our faculty. Finding a graduate advisor who is a good match for your research interests is essential to your success. Use the faculty explorer feature below to find out which faculty members are associated with your animals or disciplines of interest.
Choose a Faculty Advisor
Learn about graduate programs, research goals, and faculty members. Choose what you want to study by animal or research discipline. Reach out to individual faculty members to schedule an appointment.