B.S. 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 more than 1,100 undergraduate students pursuing a degree in animal science at Texas A&M University preparing for a career in animal science. In response to the complexity and diversity of the field, the B.S. in Animal Science program offers two unique specialization options to further tailor a student’s degree to best meet post-graduation needs. Students in this major can choose an area of focus in either:
- Science Option
- Animal Production/Industry Option
We’re committed to providing students opportunities to get a well-rounded education that prepares them to become leaders in their professions and in a variety of job sectors. That means a focus on leadership training, promotion of critical thinking skills, and experiential learning opportunities rooted in evidence-based science and practical application.
B.S. Animal Science Program Details
To view individual degree plans, students are encouraged to view the undergraduate handbook and the degree plans on the pages for each option.
- Degree: B.S. Animal Science
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
B.S. Animal Science Degree Options
The production/industry option applies more to students seeking careers in animal production, agricultural extension work, or feed sales, and includes courses in agronomy, range science, accounting, agricultural economics, and management. Students with an interest in a specific species are encouraged to direct their general elective hours toward those courses.
The science option is intended for students who plan to attend veterinary, medical, pharmacy, or graduate school. In addition to the core courses in animal science, this option includes approximately six semesters of chemistry and heavily emphasizes other areas such as biology, genetics, physics, physiology, and mathematics.
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