Animal Science Program

cattle ultrasound during ag class

What will I learn?

The Animal Science Program provides in-depth knowledge about animal health, behavior and production. There are many careers in the food industry related to animal science, such as livestock production and management. In addition, animal science also applies to companion animals and their general health and well-being, training and use in recreation.

Students in LCCC's Animal Science program learn about biology, chemistry, range management, business management, soils and animal feeds. The program also includes general courses needed to transfer to a four-year institution. It is intended for students who plan to transfer to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

The program also allows students to study in LCCC’s state-of-the-art facilities and get hands on experience with livestock.


Associate of Science

The program focuses on science related to livestock, including animal biology and chemistry as well as animal reproduction. Students will also learn about range management and business management.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

The Animal Science AS is designed to allow students to pursue a bachelor's degree in Animal Science at a four-year institution. 

An Animal Science degree allows students to pursue a career as:

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals.


Visit LCCC's Career Resources to find tools for selecting the right program for you and marketing yourself to future employers.

  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Cattle Showing
  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Ag Class looking at soil at LCCC
  • Inspecting soil in a field during LCCC Ag Class
  • LCCC students in Greenhouse
  • LCCC Ag Students
  • LCCC Ag Students
  • LCCC Ag Students

Agriculture Activities 

Students have to opportunity to participate in clubs like the livestock show team, livestock judging team, ranch horse team, block and bridle club, intercollegiate horse show association team and rodeo team in addition to industry field trips and internships.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expenses, students should view LCCC’s cost of attendance. Students in this program do not typically incur additional expenses.