Few experiments have been published related to the effect of service-learning in the animal science curriculum. The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effect of a service-oriented term project on attitudes toward community service among animal science students. Students enrolled in a beef cattle production course were divided into two groups for administration of a term project. The control group (CON) received a standard project to develop a farm and business plan for a cow-calf operation. The treatment group (TRT) was asked to develop extension material for beef producers to overcome barriers to best management practices. The Community Service Attitudes Scale (CSAS) was administered prior to and after completion of the projects. Data were analyzed using SAS v. 9.4. When changes existed pre- to post-test, CON responded more favorably (P ≤ 0.05) to CSAS questions, though there was no change (P ≥ 0.11) in attitude domains. Data are interpreted to mean that a service-oriented term project is not sufficient to change student attitudes toward community service.