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Department of Animal Sciences


The WSU Department of Animal Sciences will be preeminent in research and discovery, teaching and engagement.


The Mission of the Animal Sciences Department is to advance knowledge through research, innovation, and creativity across a wide range of academic disciplines; to extend knowledge through innovative educational programs to students, emerging scholars, fellow scientists, and stakeholders; and to apply animal science knowledge, thus improving the quality of life for people and animals and enhancing local and global economies.


  • Teamwork
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Commitment
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Quality & Achievement
  • Fun

Latest News & Announcements

Dr. Min Du promoted to rank of Regents Professor

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Min Du has achieved the rank of Regents Professor! This promotion formally acknowledges Dr. Du’s hard-work; impactful research; prolific publication; success at obtaining […]

Congratulations to our Dairy Challenge team

Congratulations to Dr. Marcos Marcondes and team for competing in the Western Regional Dairy Challenge! We are extremely proud of you! The Dairy Challenge is a multi-faceted competition which tests […]