Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University has achieved national and international prominence as one of the largest and most complex departments of its kind in the country. The Animal Science department strives to meet the needs of all citizens by providing outstanding teaching, research and Extension programs.

Applications are now open for the 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy!

Now in its fourth year, the IBCA is a one-year online certificate program for beef industry professionals. It is designed to take your farm or businesses to the next level through an exclusive and unique learning experience. From cattle welfare and behavior to immunology and herd health, the customized 7-course program is geared for both cattle producers and beef industry professionals alike. Scholarships covering up to 70% of tuition costs are available to students accepted into the program.

Featured Programs

International Beef Cattle Academy

The Texas A&M – International Beef Cattle Academy is a flagship component of our educational mission; a certificate program tailored to advance the knowledge of global beef production.

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The Department offers a wide variety of workshops for livestock breeders, ranchers and more led by our expert faculty and Extension specialists.

Areas of Excellence

To aid in the accomplishment of the mission of the Department of Animal Science, we have identified and developed five Areas of Excellence to more effectively improve lives through discovery, integration, dissemination, and application of science-based knowledge of animals and animal products.

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