Animal Science and Technology B.S.


The B.S. in Animal Science and Technology is designed for students interested in applied animal science careers. Animal and veterinary sciences play a vital role in the management and care of livestock, companion animals, as well as those animals maintained at zoos, aquariums, and laboratory animal facilities. You’ll also have unique opportunities for hands-on learning at URI’s own Peckham Farm.

Choose Your Track

There are two options available for the major. The Animal Science option includes coursework in animal nutrition, anatomy and physiology, behavior, and disease in both large and small animals. The Pre-Veterinary option is designed to prepare you for admission to veterinary schools, or to pursue graduate programs in animal physiology and health.

Hands-On Learning

Whichever option you choose, opportunities abound for internships off-campus at veterinary clinics, zoos and aquariums, research facilities, and local agricultural organizations, as well as summer research or outreach fellowships in CELS’s Coastal and Environmental Fellows program. The major is centered at our Peckham Farm facility, within easy walking distance of the dorms, and students get hands-on experience with the animals beginning the first week of classes. The diversity of species available at the farm means that our students are broadly trained, knowledgeable, and experienced in raising several species.

Meet Julie Bosland

Animal science and technology major Julie Bosland ’19 knows eggs.

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