Animal Science is a diverse blend of applied and basic life sciences focused on enhancing the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of the domestic animal industries. Our mission is to provide high quality, relevant education and training for undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree) and graduate students (Masters and Doctoral programs) to serve internationally competitive animal agriculture; and develop and transfer new knowledge in the animal commodities that make significant contributions to the economy of Tennessee and the world. UT Animal Science Ag Researchers address high-priority issues for producers, consumers, and all Tennessee stakeholders through high-quality, cutting-edge science. Many of our researchers are nationally and internationally known for their work to increase animal production and health; thus, benefiting society by providing affordable, healthy, and high-value food products, and providing for a greater well-being of companion animals and their owners. Research emphasis areas include:  


 Animal Health and Well-Being
Nutritional Physilolgy
Reproductive Physiology