Skip Navigation

Department of Animal Sciences

Researcher in a lab.
Ryders Lane Farm.
A mouse.


The Department of Animal Sciences, with strong roots in the Land Grant tradition, has as its mission to improve the health and well-being of animals, including humans, through integration of teaching, research, and outreach. Our department aspires to be a global leader in training the next generation of scholars in the areas of comparative endocrinology and integrative physiology, equine science, and companion and laboratory animal science.

Farm Tours Available

The Department of Animal Sciences has developed a Farm Tour Program aimed at guiding small groups of children and/or adults around the cattle, goat, horse, pig, and sheep facilities on Sheepfold Lane.

Animal Sciences Update newsletter

In our department newsletter, Animal Sciences Update (2022 - 2023), we reflect on the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni during the past year and look ahead. Thanks to all who contributed ideas, stories, photos, and/or editorial assistance!

Alumni and Friends

We would love to hear from you! Send us your story or a photo (with a detailed caption) for our website and/or next newsletter. See our department Facebook page, the News and Events webpage and the current issue of Animal Science Update for recent accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff.

Support Animal Science

Your generous support of our department will help us maintain the excellence of our undergraduate program and strengthen our graduate training programs. Whether you choose to support Animal Sciences scholarships, graduate fellowships, or our Academic Excellence Fund, your contribution is greatly appreciated. In addition, when the Rutgers Annual Giving Fund contacts you, please consider earmarking all or part of your gift to the Department of Animal Sciences.

To make a gift, please visit our giving page.

Warmest regards,

Nicholas Bello, Chair
Dept. of Animal Sciences

Follow us!


The Spring Seminar series has concluded. Please check back in the fall!

Positions Available

We are currently looking for

  • Assistant Professor in Gastrointestinal (GI) Physiology and the Microbiome
  • Teaching Instructor/Assistant Teaching Professor.

For more information, please refer to job posting numbers 23FA1094 and 24FA0013 on the University Human Resources site.