Swine Science Online

Swine Science Online is the first ever online undergraduate program in swine science. Swine Science Online offers education and training of future pork professionals to benefit the pork industry by inspiring a career interest through academic training and application. The Swine Science Online vision is to ensure that the Pork Industry is led and managed by individuals who have broad educational and production experiences which have prepared them for these roles.

Coursework revolves around practical pork production and current pork industry issues. Swine Science Online teaches scientific principles and management skills involved in pork production for an efficient and sustainable operation.

All students who complete the 12-credit curriculum will be eligible to apply for a Swine Science Certificate through the U.S. Pork Center for Excellence.


Students select one university to be their "home institution", this is the university to which you apply, enroll and pay tuition. Students must meet the admissions requirements of the home institution. Contact the Campus Coordinator at the institution you wish to call "home" for more information.

Iowa State University Michelle Zander
University of Missouri Nita Smarr
North Carolina State University Julie Holder
North Dakota State University Karen Murie
South Dakota State University Theresa Ireland


Course Matrix

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Course Information

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Learning Management Systems

Students use the Learning Mangaement System at the teaching university. Contact the campus coordinator for more information.

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Iowa State University
University of Missouri
Kansas State University
North Carolina State University
South Dakota State University