Grow your passion for animals into a career with a degree in Animal Science
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.
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 Science (BS) :: 1.07 Careers
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
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Animal Science (BS) :: 1.08 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ReadyToEdit
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.
Animal Science (BS) :: 1.10 MAJORS/EMPHASIS
Animal Science (BS) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES
This course will teach you the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems of domestic animals, as well as the endocrinology of reproduction, gestation and parturition.
You will practice animal handling and management techniques for dairy, beef, sheep, swine and poultry.
This course gives you a preliminary study of the selection, reproduction, nutrition and marketing of beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, horses and poultry.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.