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Animal Sciences is working to prepare for our Return to Rutgers for the Fall 2021 semester. Stay tuned by referring to our COVID-19 Resource Page.
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Hot off the press: Spring 2021 Edition of Animal Sciences Update newsletter

Dear Animal Sciences Community and Friends,

Spring 2021 is a good time to reflect on the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni during the past two years and to look ahead. We’d like to share these reflections via our department newsletter, Animal Sciences Update (Spring 2021). Thanks to all who contributed ideas, stories, photos, and/or editorial assistance!

Be well and stay safe,
Carol Bagnell, Department Chair


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.

Bartlett Hall Safety Plan

To ensure return to a safe and healthy workplace for all occupants following the University shutdown due to COVID-19, a safety plan for Bartlett has been developed.. As the University’s response to COVID-19 is emerging, these building policies are subject to change and will be updated to maintain compliance with the University and state of New Jersey guidelines.

Bartlett Hall Safety Plan (200k PDF)

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 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,

Carol Bagnell, Chair
Dept. of Animal Sciences

Virtual Seminars

The Spring 2021 Virtual Seminar Series has concluded.

Please check back for the Fall 2021 Seminars.

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