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 1,300 undergraduate students pursuing a degree in animal science at Texas A&M University preparing for a career in animal science.
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science Degree Options
Students seeking careers in animal production, agricultural extension work, or feed sales usually select the animal production/industry option. It includes courses in allied areas such as agronomy, range science, accounting, agricultural economics, and management.
Students who plan to attend veterinary, medical, pharmacy, or graduate school are encouraged to select the science option. 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.
The Department of Animal Science offers two certificate programs for students looking to specialize in Equine Science or Meat Science. These certificates are open to all undergraduate students, not just Animal Science majors.
Students must complete 17 credit hours, including specialized courses in equine care, behavior, nutrition and production, to complete this certificate.
Students must complete 18 credit hours, including specialized courses in advanced meat science, bacteriology, to complete this certificate.