Prospective Students


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.

Visit our YouTube channel to see more student experiences.

Visit Animal Sciences


If you're ready to jump into all things animal sciences, start here.

General Campus Visit


If you've never visited campus before, we recommend starting here.

Undergraduate Visit

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If you're ready to learn more about being a student in animal sciences, this option is for you. This virtual visit is encouraged for students:

  • who have already been on a university tour or made a previous visit to our department.
  • with families who are already well acquainted with the university (e.g., second visit to campus, have a sibling already attending, etc.).

Between June-August, the Department of Animal Sciences will be scheduling meetings with students through in person visits only. Please register for a departmental meeting through this link. If coming to campus is not an option, but you would like to speak with an advisor or ANSC representative this summer, please email to set up a time. 

Graduate Animal Sciences Visit

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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.


Animal Sciences Faculty