School of Agriculture and Aviation introduces new Animal Science minor

In fall 2024, Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa will be introducing a new animal science minor for students interested in pursuing careers related to animal health and welfare. This addition to the academic catalog provides students with a broader range of career opportunities and aligns with the university’s commitment to providing innovative academic programs that meet the needs of the Siouxland region.

Dr. Chris Spicer, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Morningside University, expressed excitement about the new minor, emphasizing the university’s dedication to offering interdisciplinary study options that prepare students for successful careers. Dr. Tom Paulsen, the dean of the School of Agriculture and Aviation, highlighted the hands-on learning experiences and industry partnerships that the animal science minor will provide. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of animal biology, ethics, and technology’s role in animal science.

The animal science minor complements the various majors available at Morningside University, allowing students to tailor their educational experience to their career goals. The addition of animal science reflects recent enhancements within the Regina Roth Applied Agricultural and Food Studies Department, such as the construction of the Rosen Ag Center and Lags Farm – a 76-acre learning farm located near campus.

Interested prospective students can contact Morningside University’s Admissions Office for more information on how to apply for this new minor program. Additional details on course requirements and application information can be found on Morningside University’s Animal Science webpage.

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