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’ve never visited campus before, we recommend setting up a Campus Visit. The UIUC Experience and Campus Tour will feature a presentation by admissions, a student panel, and a walking tour of campus. You’ll then have time for lunch on your own before meeting with us to learn more about Animal Sciences and our college with a College of ACES visitOur advisors will meet you along with staff from the College of ACES to answer any questions you might have. To do both the campus tour and the Animal Science/ACES visit, you’ll need to select both options from the Campus Visit menu.

If you’re already familiar with our campus, we’d love to meet with you specifically about Animal Sciences. You can schedule a meeting with us through the College of ACES. Just select Animal Science as your major of interest.

If traveling to campus isn’t an option, but you would like to speak with an advisor, please email to set up a time for a virtual visit.

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