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Animal Nutrition

 

 

 

Other/Related Variations

·       Dietetics

·       Human Nutrition & Dietetic Sciences

·       Nutritional Science

 

Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)

 

Overview

Students will study a variety of species including ruminant and non-ruminant animals. Students will often conduct research projects to help them better understand feeding and management systems that contribute to animal health and sustaining environmental quality.

 

Coursework may cover the following areas: Nutrition, Chemistry, Biology, Physiology, Ecology, Animal Health, Feeds, Psychology

 

Concentrations/Options

 

·       Animal Production Systems

·       Applied Animal Nutrition

·       Environmental Nutrition

·       Molecular Nutrition

·       Nutritional Biochemistry

·       Nutritional Physiology

 

Potential Career Paths

 

Herd Nutritionist

Ruminant Nutritionist

Nutritionist/Dietitian

Product Development Food Scientist

Flavor Technologist

Saltwater Husbandry Technician

 

 

Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Internships/apprenticeships or other work experience related to nutrition

·       Job shadow a nutritionist

·       Research or laboratory experience

·       Veterinary school with proper pre-requisites