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.
Majors offered are:
|Animal Science||MS and M.Ag||PhD|
|Physiology of Reproduction||MS||PhD|
|Equine Industry Management||MS|
The Department of Animal Science also participates in the following interdisciplinary degree programs:
|Food Science and Technology||MS||PhD|
A graduate certificate program represents an emphasis area within a particular field or it could be interdisciplinary and involve several fields. These programs are available to graduate students pursuing any graduate degree at Texas A&M University. Formal documentation of completing these programs will be placed on the student’s transcript.
Certificates offered by the Department of Animal Science include:
Graduate Certificate in Meat Science – Students seeking this four-course, 12-hour program certificate must complete ANSC 607, Physiology and Biochemistry of Muscle as a Food; ANSC 627, Carcass Composition and Quality; ANSC 647, Technology of Meat Processing and Distribution; and ANSC 667 Industrial Processed Meat Operations.
Upon completion, students will have a broad-based and in-depth overview of meat science and technology.
Graduate Certificate in Food Safety – This certificate is designed for students interested in food microbiology, HACCP, sanitation, regulatory affairs, and quality control or assurance. This certificate requires 12-credit hours from any of the following courses: ANSC/FSTC 657, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System; DASC/FSTC 606, Microbiology of Foods; ANSC 637, Food Safety: Policy, Regulations, and Issues; ANSC/FSTC 697, Applied Microbiology for Foods of Animal Origin: Processing, Sanitation, and Sanitary Design; VIBS 615, Food Hygiene; VIBS 619, Food Toxicology II.
Upon completion, students will be prepared to meet the demands of careers in the area of food safety.