BS Animal Science
Bachelor Degree

BS Animal

Join the OPSU Aggie Family, where tradition meets tomorrow in our Animal Science Program. Explore affordable education, practical livestock training, and the opportunity to make a real difference.

Join the OPSU Aggie Family and discover the perfect balance of practical training in livestock management. Gain hands-on experience with our prized purebred Angus beef cattle and sheep flock, all while affording an education that allows you to dive in and make a difference. Our program's principal goal is to equip students with a thorough working knowledge in the livestock and associated industries. Most laboratory assignments take place at our university farm, placing you in close contact with the real-world issues confronting producers in the High Plains. Immerse yourself in the traditions that meet tomorrow's challenges!

Program Contact

Dr. Crystal Tolle

Department Chair


SAB 119

Program type



College of Agriculture, Science & Nursing



Why Choose OPSU?

Hands-On Learning

The department maintains purebred herd of Angus beef cattle, flock of sheep, and a small commercial swine herd. Additionally, the Firestone Meats Lab further enables students to receive training in meat science.

Practical and Technical Instruction

Animal Science offers practical and technical instruction and training in the selection, breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of all major types of purebred and commercial farm livestock.

Personal Guidance

At OPSU, you'll receive personal guidance within a close-knit Aggie Family, ensuring you discover the perfect balance as you dive in and learn how to make a difference.

Career Paths

Discover diverse career opportunities in the field of Animal Science and explore your path to anywhere with OPSU. Whether you're passionate about livestock production, animal research, or wildlife conservation, our program offers the perfect balance of practical training and affordable education, making it your gateway to join the Aggie Family and dive into a world where tradition meets tomorrow.

  • Livestock Production Manager
  • Veterinarian
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Animal Breeder
  • Livestock Inspector
  • Meat Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Care Specialist
  • Agricultural Extension Officer