Summer Hours Through August 9, Lincoln is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and closed on Fridays. 

Animal Science

Carver Farm

Are you ready to learn from expert researchers and dedicated educators about subjects such as breeding and genetics, animal nutrition, ethics and welfare in the field of animal science?

Science evolves daily. And agriculture is an ever-changing field as well as we learn more about best practices. Students at Lincoln University are part of a land-grant institution that is mission-driven to enhance the state’s understanding of how to use science to improve agricultural production and the health and well-being of animals – large and small. 

Faculty at Lincoln focus on animal science research that is meant to help farmers who manage small farm operations. Students learn from advanced research taking place at Lincoln and explore new discoveries that integrate research, extension, and education. Our projects and initiatives work in cooperation and collaboration with producers and other institutions — expanding our impact for farmers and consumers, your network with employers, and your knowledge in the field.

Possible Careers

  • Animal food manufacturer
  • Animal Health Inspector
  • Natural resources manager
  • Scientific researcher
  • Scientific/technical consultant
  • Technical assistant, animal care
  • Wholesaler
  • Wildlife conservationist


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State-of-the-art farms and labs

Farms where students gain practical experience at Lincoln University incorporate:

  • Aquaculture
  • Large and small ruminant production
  • Greenhouses
  • Vegetable and fruit production
  • Integrated pest management
  • Selected agronomic crops

Degree Information

Major Checklist: Emphasis in Animal Science


  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture
  • Geospatial Information Sciences
  • Wildlife Management

Find Your Major!

If you're not sure if Agriculture and Environmental Science is the right department for you, use our Find Your Major tool to find the major that is best suited for you.

Contact Us

Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Irasema Steck, Administrative Assistant
219 Frank Hall
816 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO  65101
P: 573-681-5380  F: 573-681-5955