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Department of Animal Sciences

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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.

Check out our newsletter, Animal Science Update 2018-2019 (1.1MB PDF), for stories about our faculty, students, department and upcoming events. We are also featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Explorations, the George H. Cook Campus magazine, along with the Cook Campus Farm's new beef cattle herd.

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.

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 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,

Wendie Cohick, Chair
Dept. of Animal Sciences

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The spring seminar series has been cancelled.

Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule (179k PDF)