Animal Science

Understand and improve the life cycle of animals.

A growing world population means a greater need for the food we eat and a greater need for those who help provide it. Learn the principles and application of the complex concepts involved in animal production, care and use at a school regularly recognized for quality and affordability. In our robust, interdisciplinary agricultural department, you'll have the opportunity to explore applied animal physiology, nutrition, breeding and genetics, ecology and ethology, as well as livestock and poultry management.

Program Highlights


  • USDA
  • The Angus Foundation
  • Tyson Foods

Career Opportunities

  • Farm and livestock manager
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Extension agent
  • Production specialist
  • Federal meat grader

Academic Program Requirements

Take the next step in your path to UT Martin.
“I chose UT Martin because of the outstanding agriculture programs! UTM is an affordable school where everyone is so friendly and supportive. ”
Altonia Rencher
Altonia Rencher
Animal Science Undergraduate

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Because we’re part of the University of Tennessee System, UT Martin allows you to take advantage of one of the lowest costs of attendance in the state. And with small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, you won’t just be another face in the crowd—you’ll be a valued member of the Skyhawk community.
of UT Martin graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
UT Martin students’ satisfaction with their entire educational experience ranked first in the latest survey among Tennessee public universities.
UT Martin offers an intimate learning environment with a low student/faculty ratio.


The University of Tennessee at Martin is a vibrant learning community that combines big-school opportunities with a friendly, small-town feel. Take advantage of top-quality academics that will give you the support you need to soar.

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Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources
Dr. Wesley Totten, Chair
257 Brehm Hall
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238