The Faculty of Animal Science is the youngest faculty at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). On September 15, 1955, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UGM was developed into the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (FKH & P) UGM and furthermore by the encouragement of the community and initiative some lecturers in 1964, two departments was established: 1) Department of Veterinary Medicine and 2) Department of Animal Science.
According to Decree of Deputy Minister of Higher Education dated June 20, 1966 number 38, starting from September 1, 1966 FKH & P was divided into two faculties: 1) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and 2) Faculty of Animal Science, but the implementation is still incorporated in FKH & P. Starting November 10, 1969 with the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture dated November 2, 1969, Number: 1449/KT/I/SP/1969, Faculty of Animal Science UGM was officially established with the appointment of a Dean and Secretary of the Faculty of Animal Science UGM by organizing the Animal Science Study Program. From this date, the number of faculties at UGM was 18.
Following the Decree of the Director General of Higher Education No. 221/DIKTI/Kep/96 dated July 11, 1996, Animal Science Study Program was developed into four majors; Animal Nutrition and Feed, Animal Production, Livestock Social-Economics, and Animal Products Technology.
In order to develop an education system that is able to provide knowledge, professionalism and to accommodate the development of the livestock industry, based on the Decree of the Rector of UGM Number 187/P/SK/HT/2006 dated May 1, 2006, the Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed, Animal Production, Livestock Social-Economics, and Animal Products Technology are converted into Study Program of Animal Science and Industry
Furthermore, based on the Decree of the Rector of UGM Number 1612/P/SK/HT/2015, in 2016, department reorganization was carried out with reference to the University’s Organizational Structure developed into five departments: Department of Animal Feed and Nutrition, Department of Animal Production, Department of Animal Breeding and Reproduction, Department of Livestock Social Economics, and Department of Animal Products Technology.
The Faculty of Animal Science UGM has around 1500 students and is supported by around 65 lecturers who are competent in their fields, of which 75% have doctoral degrees and 85 educational staff. The Faculty of Animal Husbandry offers degree programs ranging from bachelor, master, doctoral, and professional engineering.
The Faculty of Animal Science is divided into five departments:
- Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed
- Department of Animal Production
- Department of Livestock Social Economics
- Department of Animal Products Technology
- Department of Animal Breeding and Reproduction