Animal Science Strategic Plan
As part of its land grant mission, the Animal Science Department strives to meet the needs of all citizens by providing outstanding teaching, research and extension programs.
The mission of the Department of Animal Science is to improve lives through discovery, integration, dissemination and application of science-based knowledge of animals and animal products.
Department of Animal Science Areas of Excellence
The goal for the Areas of Excellence are to provide focused areas of scholarship within the Department of Animal Science for which we may be or become a national and international leader. The Areas of Excellence align with the missions of both the Department and College, as well as the strategic pillars of the University: (1) Transformational Education for all students, (2) Discovery and Innovation for the world, (3) Impact on the state, the nation and the world.
- Cattle adapted to tropical and subtropical environments
- Pregnancy and developmental programming
- Safety, quality and nutrition of food products
- Students and stakeholder engagement in animal science
- Quantifiable animal performance
Texas A&M University Purpose Statement
As a member of Texas A&M University, our department adopts the Texas A&M University Purpose Statement: To develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good. The Texas A&M purpose statement carries with it the responsibility, the traditions and the forward thinking of Texas A&M University exemplified by all who are associated with the university — its faculty and staff, and its current and former students. As Aggies, we strive toward this purpose by embodying the Texas A&M Core Values, which are naturally and by design at the core of everything we do.
- Selfless Service