Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology

The Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology was founded in 1975, offering the master program in 1989 (Animal Husbandry and Animal Production; Animal Product Processing) and the doctoral program in 1990. The mission of the department is to educate and train students with the knowledge of intelligent animal science and biotechnology. The department emphasizes the curriculum both in theory and in practice. The major research in the department focuses on animal husbandry (nutrition; care and breeding of livestock), animal product processing (milk production; livestock processing; dairy and feedlot management) and biotechnology. Currently, the Department is the home of 11 full-time faculties, 220 graduate students in master and doctoral programs, and more than 2,500 undergraduate students. The 11 teaching and research laboratories in various fields provide students for hands on experiments and research. In addition, a 60-acred experimental farm with roughage, dairy, poultry, deer and swine divisions, as well as the milk-processing factory, contributes to an excellent environment for teaching, training and research. The objectives of the department are:

Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, established in 1975
Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, established in 1975
  • To educate students with novel knowledge of animal husbandry, animal product processing and biotechnology.
  • To educate students with broad vision, teamwork, leadership and professional ethics.
  • To educate students to attach importance to food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection.
  • To educate students with the ability to innovate, research and develop.