Animal Science and Technology

Animal Science and Technology at URI is designed to prepare students for professional or technical careers in applied animal science. Options are available in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Animal Sciences and Laboratory Animal Sciences.

The Major

This major, offered by the Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science, 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 and aquariums and laboratory animal facilities.  These fields of study inform our choices of general animal care based on best practices of caring for and managing animals in the areas of welfare, health, behavior, housing, nutrition and reproduction. During their studies students will design and evaluate strategies to address real world problems in these animal science fields.

The B.S. in Animal Science and Technology has three options:

  1. Pre-veterinary/Pre-Graduate School
  2. Animal Science
  3. Animal Management

Students in the three options have great flexibility in their choice of animal science courses.  The major difference between these options is the amount and level of general science required.

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