Animal Science/Dairy Science/Pre-Vet

Majors Eligible to Join

Animal Science, Dairy Science, and General Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Program Description

All new, incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in Animal Science, Dairy Science or General Pre-Veterinary Medicine are automatically enrolled in our Animal Science Learning Community and all take a common required course, Animal Science 1100: Orientation in Animal Science.  Within our Learning Community, 8-10 students are assigned to a peer mentor based on their faculty advisor.  As part of the AnS 1100 course, one hour a week will be dedicated for student-peer mentor activities.  These activities include: exploring student strengths and emotional intelligence, building resumes and cover letters, learning resources on campus and many other professional development activities! This interactive Learning Community is designed to provide a smooth transition to new students to ISU.

Living Options

Our Learning Community does not have a residential option. Students can, however, join another Learning Community such as WiSE or ACES, that does have living arrangement options related to their major.

Signing up

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are automatically enrolled in AnS 1100: Orientation to Animal Science, upon their first semester at Iowa State University.  


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