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 agricultural education, 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 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.