BS in Animal Science

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BS in Animal Science

The mission of the Animal Science program is to develop our students into leaders in animal agriculture. Through classroom, laboratory and extracurricular activities, graduates will have developed the following marketable skills:

  1. Agriculturally literate
  2. Teachable, leadership, followership
  3. Problem solver
  4. Professional
  5. Communicator
  6. Competent in field of Animal Science

Students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience in areas such as animal and carcass evaluation, anatomy and physiology, breed identification, animal nutrition and reproduction, diet formulation, livestock production and herd management.

There is no better place in the United States to study agriculture than the Texas Panhandle where agriculture is a way of life. The Department of Agricultural Sciences prides itself on our working relationships with the agricultural industries we serve.

The Animal Science program has several student organizations to get involved with including:  Block and Bridle, WT Horseman's Association, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club. 

If competition is what you are looking for, look no further than to our competitive teams in meat judging, meat science quiz bowl, livestock judging, horse judging, stock horse team, equestrian team, and rodeo club. 

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In order to complete a degree in Animal Science, students must complete University core requirements, agricultural science core requirements, and specified major requirements to total 120 semester credit hours. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for all courses at WTAMU counted toward the degree. At least 39 semester hours of credit must be earned from upper-level (3000- and 4000-level) courses.


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