Animal Science, Minor

Minor in Animal Science

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 18
  • $259.00
  • $830.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Animal Science, Minor was designed to provide students with an interest in careers associated with livestock, poultry, meat and companion animal industries additional coursework in the area of animal science. 

The core curriculum gives students a balanced education in animal science, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, communications, humanities and social sciences.  

The study of animal science is beneficial for several high demand careers, including: 

  • Veterinary medicine
  • Farming and agriculture
  • Fisheries and wildlife
  • Food safety
  • Other animal-related jobs

This online minor provides an option for students pursuing the online Bachelor of Science in Applied Science or who are currently enrolled in such programs as Agribusiness, Fisheries and Wildlife, Biology, and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Career Outlook: Combining a minor with a major will open opportunities in the job market. A minor in animal science will complement several areas of study that experience high demand including veterinary medicine, farming and agriculture, fisheries and wildlife, food safety and other animal-related jobs. 

Potential career paths may include: 

  • Feed Nutritionists
  • Pet Care Technicians
  • 4-H Extension Assistant
  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Horse Trainers
  • Cattle Health Assistant
  • Cattle Manager
  • Animal Protein Manager
  • Farm Manager

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.