Department of Animal Science

Offering Animal Science course first began in 2004 in the Faculty of Agriculture. Later, in 2005 the major became the Bachelor in Agricultural Science, lead to the Department of Animal Science which was being recognized as part of the Faculty of Agriculture in 2012. The Masters of Animal Science (Nutrition of Poultry) in the University was first introduced in 2014. The PhD program in Animal Nutrition was added in 2015.

At the graduate levels, department offers professional courses to train postgraduate students with masters’ majors in Animal Nutrition, Genetics and Breeding, Physiology, Management of Livestock and Poultry farms, and Apiculture. Postgraduate students are prepared to enter the work force as researchers, academics, as well as senior executives for manufacturing and production enterprises within the country. At the Doctoral level, admitted students can major in Ruminant Nutrition, Poultry Nutrition, Reproductive Physiology, Growth Physiology, and Digestive Physiology, as well as Animal Breeding with majors in either Molecular or Quantitative Genetics. After passing the relevant educational and research trainings, postgraduates as PhD are prepared to be members of faculty accountable for pursuing professional, educational and research activities.


Research facilities

Department of Animal Science has several labs which provide the ground for conducting different researches by the faculty and graduate students. The labs include:


Currently 6 faculty members are working at the department in different disciplines including Breeding and Genetics, Ruminant and Poultry Nutrition. The department has 2 associate professors and 4 assistant professors. Two full time staffs also work in the dept.


The department has, currently, a total of 54 undergraduate students, 44 Masters Students and 11 PhD students in different fields of animal sciences.