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Animal Science, Food and Nutrition

The Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition offers top-notch graduate and undergraduate programs of study in the areas of Animal Science; Human Nutrition and Dietetics; and Hospitality and Tourism Administration.

Our diverse courses allow students to take a smattering of classes across the food-production-to-consumption spectrum before zeroing in on a major.

Our exceptional faculty provide students with excellent classroom instruction and exciting, hands-on opportunities for basic and applied research in the field.

Students also receive one-on-one guidance from their faculty advisor to customize a course of study in order to meet their specific employment and educational goals.

Our advanced resources and facilities help students delve deeper into research and creative activity.

Our graduates find rewarding careers in a variety of fields and have proven time and again that a degree from our college brings big things within reach.

There is one destination for every journey. We're happy to give you the support you need to build the future of your dreams.

WHY CHOOSE A DEGREE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE?

Because it’s one area where we are seeing rapid growth in employment opportunities. Illinois ranks fourth in pig production, and it ranks second in soybean and corn production. Therefore the Midwest is the place where we grow most of the things we feed to animals. It's because of what we have. If you want to learn about animal science, you better go to the place where they are doing it. SIU is an excellent choice.

- Gary Apgar, Professor & Assistant Chair Animal Science, Department of Animal Science, Food & Nutrition, College of Agricultural Sciences, SIU

WHY CHOOSE A DEGREE IN HUMAN NUTRITION & DIETETICS?

Nutritional disorders are on the rise, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. The demand for nutrition professionals is vast; according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietitians and nutritionists is expected to increase by 20 % from 2010 to 2020, which is a faster job growth rate than the average for all occupations.

- William Banz, Professor Human Nutrition and Dietetics & Chair Department of Animal Science, Food & Nutrition, College of Agricultural Sciences, SIU

WHY CHOOSE A DEGREE IN HOSPITALITY & TOURISM ADMINISTRATION?

Career opportunities are excellent for graduates with a bachelor's degree in Hospitality and Tourism. Employment for lodging, foodservice, and conference/event planning managers is projected to grow 5-10 percent by 2024. In 2016, Domestic travelers spent over $35 billion in Illinois alone.

- Sylvia Smith, Associate Professor & Assistant Chair Hospitality and Tourism, Department of Animal Science, Food & Nutrition, College of Agricultural Sciences, SIU