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College of Agriculture

BS in Animal Science

Interested in studying "animal science" but unsure of what that entails? We'll try to answer all of your questions about what it means to major in Animal Science at Chico State!

About us: 

Our mission is to discover, share, and disseminate knowledge of integrated food animal production systems and sustainable practices to students, industry, and society. We have a diverse, talented faculty that specialize in nutrition, reproduction, physiology, meats, and behavior as well as each faculty member has experience in one of the livestock species (beef, sheep, swine, dairy). Our faculty are outstanding teachers and are involved in applied, relevant research in their fields.


Livestock Technicians and Support Staff

Travis Heffner
Travis Heffner

Beef Herdsman

David Howard
David Howard

Organic Dairy Technician