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Animal Science

The Animal Science program at Fort Valley State University is designed to enhance human life and produce future leaders in animal agriculture by providing educational and experiential learning opportunities, to advance research programs that improve production efficiency and utility of animals, and to provide extension and outreach programs to disseminate research findings and introduce innovative value-added products to Georgians and the society at large.

Undergraduate Major

Animal Science (B.S. in Agriculture)

Graduate Majors

The Masters of Science degree program in Animal Science provides three options of specialization – Animal Products Technology, Animal Nutrition and Forages and Animal Reproductive Physiology and Cell Biology.

Career Opportunities

  • Agriculture Insurance Representative
  • Animal Nutrition / Health Consultant
  • Animal Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Animal Product Marketing Specialist
  • Breeding / Ultrasound Technician
  • Embryologist
  • Meat Plant Quality Control
  • Research / Product Development Technician
  • Veterinarian

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the university high school students must have a GPA of 2.25 as well as an SAT score of 430 on Critical Thinking/Verbal and 400 on Math or an ACT score of 17 on English and 17 on Math.

Entry into the Animal Science graduate program will require a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 or better on the scale of 4.00 or equivalent from an accredited undergraduate program in animal or life sciences. Acceptance may be offered to students with a GPA of 2.7 provided that the students can provide three strong letters of recommendation describing their academic potential for graduate study. However, the admission of these students may be withdrawn and financial aid discontinued if they do not earn a 3.0 in their first 9 hours of graduate work. International students whose native language is not English will be required to take TOEFL and pass it with a score of 500 for acceptance into the graduate program. For both international and national students, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores may be considered in the evaluation process.