How can I become an animal scientist?
It’s never too early to plan to become an animal scientist. You will need a passion for working with animals, a passion for science and a willingness to work hard in school!
After high school, you will need to earn a university bachelor’s degree. Many people decide to major in animal science in college, but that is not the only option. Future animal scientists can major in nutrition, biology, microbiology, health sciences, food science, public health, or even genetics. It usually takes four years to earn an undergraduate degree in animal science.
Many animal scientists continue their education by getting their master’s degree. A master’s degree would help you become even more qualified to work as an animal scientist. Master’s students also get to focus on a specific research project. A master’s degree usually takes around two years. After earning a master’s degree, some students stay and earn a PhD. Earning a PhD after a master’s degree takes an additional three years.
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