Animal Sciences (Ph.D.)


The Department of Animal Sciences has the unique mission of serving Colorado’s large and diverse livestock industries.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Animal Sciences

Areas of Study

  • Breeding and Genetics
  • Livestock / Beef Management Systems
  • Livestock Behavior and Welfare
  • Meat Science / Food Safety-Microbiology
  • Nutrition – Ruminant Animal / Equine
  • Reproduction – Ruminant Animal / Equine

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid