The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Animal Sciences at Washington State University is a comprehensive program designed to meet the needs and interests of the student. The program offers flexible course requirements, with individual consultation with an advisor and special committee to determine specific degree requirements. Students will gain access to departmental herds of dairy cattle, beef cattle, and swine for research and teaching purposes, allowing them to develop their skills in animal science and related fields. With a focus on real-world problem solving, graduates from this program are well prepared for careers in academia, industry, or government settings. They may also pursue further studies leading towards advanced degrees such as Master's or Doctoral programs in Animal Sciences or other related fields like Veterinary Science, Food Science, and Environmental Science. This program is unique in providing students with an opportunity to specialize in their chosen field while making meaningful contributions towards improving animal welfare worldwide.