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Student brushing a cow at the ASU ranch

What Can You Do With an Animal Science Degree?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities in various animal science fields and junior college teaching are expected to show steady growth through 2031, adding thousands of new jobs.

Earning your M.S. in Animal Science will prepare you to start or advance your career in the agriculture industry, various government services, agribusiness or teaching at the junior college level.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The MIR Center/University Ranch is where the rubber meets the road for an Ag major. Here, you get to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom in a real-world setting.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Ag Department at ASU offers hands-on learning experiences that cannot be duplicated in a classroom alone.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “What truly sets the ASU Ag Department apart is the opportunities for internships and our ability to place students in successful careers when they graduate.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I enjoy teaching students and educating the next generation of agriculture leaders both in and outside the classroom.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Angelo State Agriculture Department provided me with a multitude of opportunities to seek out potential careers and a great education.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
A rancher herding cattle at the Management Instruction and Research Center

Why Earn My Animal Science Master’s Degree at Angelo State?

A man working in a tractor at the Management Instruction and Research Center

MIR Center

The centerpiece of our program is the Management, Instruction and Research Center, our 6,000-acre ASU Ranch. We focus on sustainability as we raise cattle, sheep and goats, grow and process feed, and conduct range and wildlife management activities. It’s also where we implement modern agribusiness, management and marketing practices. It’s the perfect place to figure out which area of the agriculture industry is best for you.

Corey Owens outside at the ASU Ranch working with cows

Graduate Assistantships

We offer multiple paid graduate assistantship positions each semester. You can gain a more in-depth perspective and valuable experience in all aspects of animal science while you complete your degree, and the stipend can also help offset the already low cost of our program.

Students working in a meat lab

Food Safety and Product Development Lab

The FSPD Lab is a research and teaching facility located at the ASU Ranch. It’s where we take meat and food products from the pasture to the plate as animals are harvested and processed, and the resulting products are sold to the public in the ASU Meat Market. You’ll get an up-close look at the production side of the industry, as well as experience in food safety and product marketing.

Livestock at the Management Instruction and Research Center

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    Whether you’re pursuing a master’s degree, doctoral degree or certificate/certification, you have access to all the services in our College of Graduate Studies and Research. You’ll find information and resources for everything from registering for classes and writing a thesis – to available graduate/teaching assistantships and graduate research opportunities.