Animal Science

At Sul Ross, we believe you learn by doing. That's why you get hands-on experience through the Animal Science degree programs.

The Animal Science program features an expert faculty across a variety of concentrations, from meat science to animal health management to reproductive physiology. Here, students are immersed in the art and science of  managing animals and preparing for a career in the animal agricultural industry. Currently, the Animal Science department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture education, animal production, animal science, and pre-veterinary medicine. We offer a Master of Science in Animal Science with thesis, non-thesis and online degree options.

An important part of the Animal Science program at Sul Ross is the 500-acre Turner Range Animal Science Center. RAS, as it is commonly known, has specialized laboratories and facilities for animal health management, animal production, equine science, and meat science, to name a few. The University also maintains animals for teaching and research, including a herd of registered horned Hereford cattle.

A variety of student clubs and organizations are available for students to participate in, including Collegiate FFA, Delta Tau Alpha Agricultural Honorary Society, Rodeo Club, and Range and Wildlife Club.

We take this program seriously, because we know that our students have a passion for working with animals. Our faculty and our emphasis on hands-on learning will get you the attention you deserve and the experience you need to further a career in Animal Science.