Advanced study in animal science offers preparation for a future in teaching, research, Extension, livestock and dairy production, and in industries involving food technology, livestock products and livestock management.
The animal science subject matter fields are strongly supported by course work in agricultural economics, biochemistry, biophysics, biology, genetics, statistics, and in veterinary anatomy, microbiology, parasitology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology and public health.
Laboratories are available for graduate research in cytogenetics, dairy manufacturing, food technology, meat science, and reproductive physiology. The Kleberg Animal & Food Sciences Center houses 39 laboratories for research and graduate training. Special equipment available in these laboratories offer considerable opportunities for study and research.