At Sul Ross, we believe you learn by doing. That is why students benefit from 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/nutritional 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 with concentrations in animal production, science, and pre-veterinary medicine. We offer a Master of Science in Animal Science with thesis (in-residence) and a Master of Agriculture in Animal Science non-thesis (online) degree options.
The Department of Animal Science is housed in the Everett E. Turner Range Animal Science Center (RAS) on East Highway 90, about a mile east of the main campus. RAS has specialized laboratories and facilities for animal health/nutritional 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, Block and Bridle-Pre-Vet Club, Ranch Horse Club, 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.