Enrich your farm animal knowledge with an animal science degree from UW-Platteville. In the animal science program, you’ll learn the precise scientific practices required to maximize productivity in farm animal operations. You’ll apply science, advanced technology, and production practices to improve the welfare of the herd and the quality of its output.

The modern and forward-thinking concepts of the animal science program, combined with a fully functioning 430-acre farm—where you can interact directly with animals—prepares you for success after graduation.

Choose how your degree will best suit you by selecting an area of emphasis.


With an emphasis in agribusiness you will learn business, marketing, and management practices specifically related to livestock marketing and sales. This emphasis will help provide career opportunities in the areas of farm manager, product sales, market forecaster, or livestock insurance representative.


The comprehensive emphasis is flexible and allows you to work with your advisor to create a program that provides a broad understanding of the animal sciences while exploring specific areas of interests. You can expect to find career opportunities in a wide range of areas including marketing, sales, consulting, researcher, technician, or continue with graduate studies.

Livestock Production

The livestock production emphasis provides knowledge in efficient production of food animals and food animal products. Career opportunities include livestock production/farm manager, product sales, technical representative, quality assurance, meat grader or consulting.


The pre-vet emphasis is a preparatory program for anyone interested in obtaining a veterinary degree. Courses have been selected to meet the requirements for most U.S. veterinary programs.


The science emphasis provides a strong foundation in the biological sciences for careers in biotechnology or advanced studies. You can find careers in the areas of researcher, laboratory technician, educator, or advance to graduate degrees in animal or biological sciences.

Veterinary Technician

The veterinary technician emphasis is a special program in cooperation with Madison Area Technical College. You’ll receive a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.