Faculty of Animal Science was established on October 26, 1961 which was then called the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry. Decree of the Minister for Universities and Science No. 92, dated August 1, 1962 named the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry state university status, commencing July 1, 1962 and under the auspices of the University of Airlangga. At January 5, 1963, University of Brawijaya (UB) with its entire faculties became state university with the Decree Minister for Universities and Science No. 1 in 1963. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry which had been originally under the auspices of the University of Airlangga returned to UB. Since February 3, 1972, College of Marine Fisheries Department Probolinggo had joined into Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and animal husbandry, UB as the Department of Fisheries through the Rector’s Decree No. 229 / Pend.5 / 25-72. At the end of 1970, has been established the Department of Veterinary Medicine at UB so that there are three courses: (1) The Department of Animal Science; (2) Veterinary; and (3) Fisheries. Then, Veterinary joined into the University of Airlangga since August 1972 until now.
Based on the Minister of Education and Culture No. 0220 / B / 1973 dated December 3, 1973, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine name and animal transformed into the Faculty of Animal Science since January 1, 1973 and based on the Rector’s Decree No. UB 51 / Sk / 77 dated July 5, 1977 its name become Faculty of Animal Science. Later on May 13, 1983, the Department of Fisheries transformed into the Faculty of Fisheries, UB with the Minister of Education and Culture No. 39 249 / I / 1983. Thus, Faculty Animal Science stay had a department namely the Department of Animal Science.
In 1984, through the Higher Education Decree No. 118 / Dikti / Kep. / 1984 UB Faculty of Animal Science allowed to hold two departments of the Department of Nutrition and Feed and Livestock Production Department as well as three study programs under the auspices of the Dean, namely: (1) Reproductive Studies Program and Breeding, (2) Livestock Products Technology Studies Program; and (3) Socio-Economic Studies of Animal Science Program.
In 2007, the Faculty of Animal Science had one study program namely the study program of Animal Science which consisted 4 department including Department of Livestock Production, Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed, Department of Socio-Economic of Animal Science and Department of Livestock Product Technology. In 2012, the study program of Animal Science obtained accreditation from BAN PT until 23 September 2016. In the same year, Animal Science master program was accredited with A and valid until January 18, 2018, while in 2013 the Animal Sciences Doctoral Program also received accreditation applies until February 14, 2018.
During the last 4 years (2011-2014), the number of students Science UB has increased with an average of 17.6%. The Dispersion and distribution of new undergraduate student include East Java, Central Java, West Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), and Bali.
In 2014, the Faculty of Animal Science was 53 years old. Faculty of Animal Science should be proud because it has a faculty with a minimum qualification Master namely 38 masters, 15 professors, and 27 Doctorate. The addition of educational personnel also conducted since 2 years ago, the empowerment of young people are expected to support the development and progress of Science.