New Animal Science Minor at Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa: Expanded Career Opportunities and Interdisciplinary Study

New Minor in Animal Science Introduced at the School of Agriculture and Aviation

In the fall of 2024, Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa will introduce a new animal science minor to its School of Agriculture and Aviation. This minor will provide students interested in animal health and welfare with expanded career opportunities, as well as valuable interdisciplinary study options.

Dr. Tom Paulsen, dean of the School of Agriculture and Aviation, is excited about the new minor and believes it will provide students with valuable hands-on learning experiences and partnerships with local and regional agricultural organizations. The curriculum is designed to cover animal biology, ethics, and the role of technology in animal science. Through externships, lab work, and collaboration with professionals in the field, students will be well-equipped for their future careers.

The addition of animal science reflects the university’s commitment to offering academic programs that align with the needs of the Siouxland region. Dr. Chris Spicer, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Morningside University, believes that this new minor will complement a variety of majors at the university and allow students to tailor their education to their career goals. The Rosen Ag Center and Lags Farm are just two recent enhancements within the Regina Roth Applied Agricultural and Food Studies Department that support this new initiative.

Prospective students who are interested in the animal science minor can contact the Morningside University Admissions Office for more information. Additionally, the university’s animal science webpage provides details on the minor, course requirements, and how to apply.

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