Why major in Animal Science?
The Department of Animal Science offers dynamic and challenging undergraduate and graduate programs that cover a broad variety of fields including animal behavior, animal biotechnology, beef cattle, dairy science, equine science, food science and technology, meat science, physiology of reproduction, sheep and goats, and swine. There are currently almost 850 undergraduate students pursuing a degree in animal science at Texas A&M University preparing for a career in animal science.
Life in Animal Science
The curricula in Animal Science are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in animal business. This encompasses all areas, such as veterinary medicine and health related fields, as well as agribusiness. The millions of domestic animals that provide food, fiber, and recreation for humans and the increasing populations of exotic, pet, and companion animals offer an unlimited variety of career opportunities for animal science graduates. A wide array of internships give students invaluable experience in all phases of livestock production and related industries. Students can choose to follow the science or production/industry option within the curricula. Concentration or emphasis areas are also available and include beef cattle, dairy science, equine science, meat science, sheep and goats, or swine.
You will find the students are first-class, and the faculty and staff are extremely friendly and care about each student individually. As a student, you will receive scientific training and hands-on experience that allows you to incorporate knowledge from several fields of study. You will meet other students with similar interests, while gaining experience working with animals through hands-on laboratories, student clubs, and judging teams.
The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University has achieved national and international prominence as the largest and most highly developed department of its kind in the U.S. Our scholarships range from $250 to $2,000, with more than 100 awarded each year to students from all over the world.
What our Students Say
“Being an Animal Science major was the best choice I ever made. The department is full of people who care, professors that want you to learn, organizations that prepare you for the future, and friends you can’t find anywhere else.” -Amanda Smith, Class of 2010