Today, Texas agriculture has a Lone-Star-state-sized economic impact annually of $100 billion. At A&M-Commerce, you can hit the ground running to help build on this incredible momentum. Whether you choose to work in ranch management or on behalf of businesses deeply rooted in livestock including beef cattle, sheep, goats, swine or horses, you'll gain a firm understanding of agribusiness, livestock culture and the preparation of animals for food production purposes. You'll also have the opportunity to hone your skill set through internships in school and specific course offerings around your interests like equine science and cattle management.

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

Animal Science (BS) :: 1.02 Good Fit For You

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:

  • Gain a firm understanding of selection, reproduction, nutrition and marketing of animal products.
  • Investigate the technologies, methods and practices that foster research, chemical reasoning and scientific breakthroughs.
  • Learn livestock and species-based management strategies.
  • Acquire on-the-job experience in agri-related areas of industry and business.


Animal science students develop all the tools and knowledge base to become technical and sales representatives with agricultural businesses such as consulting firms, feed and pharmaceutical companies, and regulatory agencies along with potential roles as ranch managers or county extension agents. Graduates are well-positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Wholesale and Manufacturing
Sales Representative
Animal Scientist
Agricultural and Food Scientist
Ranch Manager
Conservation Scientist

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Internships are offered as optional credit for this program and can be an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce agriculture students.


  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy
  • Equine Science
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Food Studies
  • Horticulture

What You Will Learn

After finishing challenging, fast-paced coursework tailored to your interests, you'll be prepared for specific jobs such as ranch manager, county extension agent and laboratory technician.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Core courses include beef cattle production, swine production, animal nutrition, genetics of livestock improvement and livestock management techniques.
  • Supporting courses include soil science, zoology and agricultural economics.

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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
  • Horsemen's Club
Ag students

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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