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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition is to provide experiential educational, research, and service activities to support the development of the holistic student.  Our approach is based on the wisdom, values, approach and appreciation of the varied expertise necessary in our leaders of tomorrow. We adhere to an experiential educational philosophy by imparting a serious and continued commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. The department employs these principles in its comprehensive educational offerings leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in Animal Science, Hospitality and Tourism Administration, and Human Nutrition and Dietetics.