Animal and Range Sciences

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The Department of Animal and Range Sciences is part of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Our main facilities are located in Knox Hall on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Four on-campus animal facilities house beef cattle, horses, swine, and sheep.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Students can major in Animal Science or Rangeland Resources and are provided with the very best of "hands on" academic instruction by our faculty.

Fully equipped labs allow students access to cutting-edge research in: livestock nutrition, genetics, physiology, endocrinology, meat science, wool, toxicology, watershed and rangeland ecology, weed and brush control, plant systematics, grazing management

Graduate Degrees

In addition to undergraduate degrees, we offer graduate degrees at the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy levels. The M.S. or Ph.D. in Animal Science can emphasize nutrition or physiology, and the M.S. or Ph.D in Range Science offers the option to study in areas including, but not exclusive to, range ecology and watershed management.

The Department also offers pre-veterinary studies - our graduates have a high acceptance rate into veterinary medicine programs.

The Department is a sponsor and participates in the U.S. Dairy Education & Training Consortium USDETC. This provides students the opportunity to take classes preparing them for a career in the dairy industry.

Contact Information

The Department of Animal and Range Sciences
Knox Hall, Room 202
Box 30003, MSC 3-I
Las Cruces, N.M. 88003-8003

Main Phone Numbers:
Undergraduate Advising: Dana Wiebe 575-646-2516
Graduate Advising: Jenny Castillo 575-646-2515
Main Phone Number: Celia Salinas-Morales 575-646-2514
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