High-Impact Learning Opportunities
The Department of Animal Science offers more than 100 high-impact learning experiences that take students beyond the classroom. Through participation in student organizations, competitive teams, study abroad programs, undergraduate research, internships and professional development, there is something for every student. These opportunities allow you to engage in leadership roles, serve the community and build your passion for the animal agriculture industry. The department encourages all students to take advantage of the opportunity to get involved and build long-lasting relationships with other students, faculty and staff as you prepare to enter into your desired career field.
The competitive team program at Texas A&M University is rich in tradition, attracting students from across the nation. The program can be traced to the early 1900s. The department is home to 10 competitive teams. By competing on these teams, students receive an unmatched high-impact learning experience, acquiring work ethic, public speaking capabilities, leadership development, and critical thinking skills.
For more information about competitive teams, please contact Dr. Shawn Ramsey.
The education abroad program in the Department of Animal Science is one of the largest at Texas A&M University. Spend the summer learning about international agriculture systems in New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, and more.
For information about education abroad, please contact Dr. Shawn Ramsey.
The Department of Animal Science highly encourages students to pursue internships, which help you grow technical and communication skills while learning more about an area of animal science that might interest you for a career.
For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Donna Witt.
There are many opportunities available in the department for undergraduate to assist faculty in their ongoing research. Areas of research include animal nutrition, animal breeding, physiology of reproduction, meat science, food safety and more.
To learn more about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact the Kleberg Advising Hub.