Texas A&M University is an exciting and unique place to learn and grow professionally. We are excited to help you through the many opportunities offered in the Department of Animal Science.
As a student, you will receive scientific training and hands-on experience that allows you to incorporate knowledge from several fields of study. 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.
You will meet other students with similar interests while gaining experience working with animals through hands-on laboratories, student organizations, and judging teams.
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Find Your Community
With more than 1,000 student groups, you are bound to find an organization to help you get connected. Visit Texas A&M’s Maroon Link to see a comprehensive list of current student groups and organizations that celebrate inclusion and support individuals from all backgrounds, encompassing the various characteristics all people in a welcoming academic environment. In the Department of Animal Science we have student organizations that will help achieve your fullest potential and develop you as a professional.
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 with the first Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team. The 10 competitive teams in the department have a rich tradition of excellence, and students acquire work ethic, public speaking capabilities, leadership development, and critical thinking skills
Student Organizations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
At the College-level, we have a variety of student clubs and organizations to help you connect with other like-minded students, including:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council
- Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
- Texas A&M University Collegiate 4-H
- Texas A&M University Collegiate FFA
- Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, SACNAS
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Ambassadors
- Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society
Dining and Housing
Many students choose to live on campus. There are also plenty of off-campus living options near campus in both Bryan and College Station. To learn more about housing options, the housing application process, visit the Visit the Residence Life page.
You can experience more than 1,200 events throughout the year across campus, including touring Broadway shows, concerts, and ceremonies. Check out all of the university’s landmarks and exhibits on the University website.
Texas A&M has many resources available to students including Counseling Services, Disability Services, Recreational Sports, and the Veteran Resource and Support Center. To learn more about any of these services visit the Division of Student Affairs page.
Receive Support to Help You Succeed
Our award-winning academic advising team is one of the best across Texas A&M University. They want you to succeed and are with you every step of your academic journey through graduation. On top of that, the University offers various resources through the Office of Student Success to ensure that you have the tools you need to excel in and out of the classroom
Develop as a Professional with the Career Center
The Texas A&M Career Center helps students connect the dots between their interests and their future. They offer major exploration, resume writing, job shadowing, professional school preparation and more. They also have an abundance of resources for students looking to enter the workforce. HireAggies is Texas A&M’s premier tool for connecting current and former students with top companies across the nation, looking for talent.
Texas A&M University has a rich history of tradition, including Midnight Yell, Muster, the 12th man, Aggie Ring Day, the Corp of Cadets, and more. Visit the Aggie Traditions page to learn more.
Texas A&M Athletics
As a member of the South Eastern Conference, the level of play is second to none in college athletics. The 12th Man is world-renowned for its passion and support of Texas A&M Athletics. As an undergraduate student, you can purchase a student pass, which gives you access to games.