Take the first step toward your veterinarian career with a degree in Animal Science with a pre-vet concentration

Prepare yourself for veterinary school at A&M-Commerce. Through the pre-veterinary medicine concentration, you’ll be able to explore and develop knowledge in animal science, nutrition, physiology and other vital information you can use as you continue your studies and later work in the field. Along with specific topics around livestock and domestic animals, you’ll also have opportunities to expand your public speaking, analytical and scientific writing skills.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

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Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Animal Science students are typically interested in:

  • Animal pharmaceutical sales
  • Food inspection
  • Stable management
  • Breed organizations
  • Ranch management
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A degree in animal science will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Acquire broad cultural knowledge as well as a thorough understanding of the basic sciences as a foundation for veterinary school.
  • Tailor your class schedule to fit your areas of interest and future career goals.
  • Gain a firm understanding of nutrition, anatomy and physiology for domestic animals.
  • Complete pre-vet courses to help you, whether you wish to pursue veterinarian school or another professional path.
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  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Equine Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Food Studies
  • Horticulture
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What You Will Learn

Develop a solid foundation in animal science so you can work as a ranch manager, county extension agent, sales representative for agri-businesses or continue to veterinary school and other post-graduate studies.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Core courses include animal nutrition, genetics of livestock improvement, agricultural communications and ethics in agriculture and food policy.
  • Supporting courses include organic chemistry, quantitative chemistry and agricultural economics.
  • Pre-vet concentration courses include microbiology, physics and biochemistry.
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Featured Courses

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Student Organizations

Some Organizations you can get involved in include:

  • AgriBusiness Club
  • Pre-Vet Society
  • Horticulture Club
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Alpha
  • Collegiate FFA
group of ag students
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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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