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Prepare for the future in agricultural sciences, technology, management, education, and agricultural media communications with a degree in animal sciences or agricultural education!

The Department of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education offers options in agricultural communications, teacher preparation, basic animal science, pre-veterinary medicine, livestock business management, dairy science, equine science and meat technology. Courses integrate animal evaluation, behavior, disease, environmental management, genetics, health, marketing, muscle biology, nutrition, physiology, production, and reproduction.

Milking dairy cowsInstruction in the animal science disciplines is enhanced through practical application at the various farm laboratory units. The Beef, Dairy, Horse, Meats, Sheep, Poultry, and Swine units are maintained to support this educational purpose. In addition, veterinary and physiology laboratories are utilized to complement on-campus education. A 4,300-acre livestock and range management facility and another 800 acres of rangeland in the Sierra foothills are available. The department is extremely proud of its outstanding faculty and the level and quality of student activities in which they participate. 

What You Can Earn

Communications Executive
$108,658 (in our region)

Animal Scientist I
$47,316 (in our region)

Source: HR reported data at as of December 2012

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Animal Genetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Advanced Livestock Management

What You Can Learn

  • Operation of livestock activities for district fairs
  • Animal genetics and their application to livestock production
  • Principles of nutrition and metabolism in animals

About the College

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology can offer you the education you will need to be a leader in agriculture and related sciences in the New California. We offer outstanding programs in the traditional areas of agriculture, including animal sciences, plant science, agricultural education, viticulture and agricultural business. And, we offer excellent programs in areas which are uniquely related to agriculture, including nutrition and dietetics, food science, enology, child development, family science, fashion merchandizing and industrial technology.

College Contact Information

Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
2415 E. San Ramon,
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: 559.278.2061
Fax: 559.278.4496

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Department Contact Information

Department of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education
2415 E. San Ramon, MS AS75
Fresno, CA 93740

Phone: 559.278.2971
Fax: 559.278.4101

We are located in the Agricultural Sciences Building on the second floor in room 232.