Animal and Range Sciences
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.
To provide premier programs to those we serve by focusing on education, research, and outreach.
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.
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.
For further information on degree options or to set up an appointment to review your transcripts, contact Dana Wiebe, 575-646-2516.
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.
For further information and questions regarding our graduate program, contact Jenny Castillo, 575-646-2515.