New Mexico Junior College


Associate of Applied Science in Animal Science

Shanna LaCount
Director/Professor of Equine
Ag Pavilion
Phone: 575 492-4715

Animal Science


Program Description

 Animal Science is concerned with the science and business of producing domestic livestock species, including but not limited to beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine. An animal scientist applies principles of the biological, physical, and social sciences to the problems associated with livestock production and management. Animal Science is also concerned with foods of animal origin: meat, dairy foods, and eggs. The food industry is one of the largest and most important industries in the United States. In addition, animal science is concerned with aspects of companion animals, including their nutrition, care, and welfare.

 Associate of Applied Science in Animal Science