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Animal Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #134 (BCR) College Station, TX, United States
Students at Animal Science who plan to attend veterinary, medical, pharmacy or graduate school at Texas A&M University 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.
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Students at Animal Science 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. In addition students with an interest in a specific species are encouraged to direct their general elective hours toward those courses offered in the animal science department.

Today, the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University has achieved national and international prominence as the largest and most complex department of animal science in the nation. As part of its land grant mission, the Animal Science Department strives to meet the needs of all citizens by providing outstanding teaching, research and extension programs.

Currently, disciplines within the department include reproductive physiology, animal breeding and genetics, food science, microbiology, equine science, dairy science, animal nutrition and meat science. The department responds to the Texas animal industry through research and education programs in equine, beef, dairy, swine, sheep and goats.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Animal Science
  • Texas Barbecue
  • Introductory Equine Care & Use
  • Art & Heritage of Livestock
  • Growth & Development of Livestock
  • Special Topics – Equine Handling and Safety
  • Special Topics – Equine Industry and Career Prep
  • Special Topics – Animal and Research Experience
  • Special Topics – Introduction to Livestock Evaluation
  • Basic Beef Cattle Production

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Required Documents:

  • Essays
  • $90 processing fee 
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 67334 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 67334 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54816 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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