Skip to Main content

Program Details

A student working cattle on a ranch

What Can You Do With an Animal Science Degree?

Earning your animal science degree in Texas will open doors for you in many different areas of the agriculture and ranching industries. Our graduates work in livestock production, in ranch and feedlot management, as county extension agents, in the meat and food industry, and in many other fields.

Plus, our graduates who have completed our pre-vet program have a 90% acceptance rate to veterinary schools. We’ve had graduates accepted to veterinary schools across the country and as far away as Scotland and the Virgin Islands.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. Cody Scott is a great professor and really made it a point to make sure we were understanding the material, even if the scientific name was hard to pronounce!”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Hannah Hoelscher</strong>, Class of 2017, B.S. in Animal Science</p> </blockquote>
  • <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> “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>
  • <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>
two agricultural professionals looking over a herd of sheep at the ASU ranch

Why Choose ASU?

Students working in a lab

MIR Center

You’ll spend a lot of time at the Management, Instruction and Research Center, our 6,000-acre ASU Ranch. It’s where we raise cattle, sheep and goats, grow and produce feed, and conduct range and wildlife management activities. You’ll gain practical experience in all aspects of animal science while you also learn cost-effective management of livestock and rangeland enterprises.

Dominic Portraits

Get Connected Early

You can improve your knowledge and networking skills by joining one or more of our student organizations, like the Block and Bridle Club. It’s one of the largest student groups on campus and is in charge of the ASU Spirit Bell and our live Rambouillet ram mascot, Dominic. All of our student groups offer you opportunities to better connect with your fellow ag students, your professors and industry professionals.

Student filling a syringe

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program

Our department will advise you if you’re interested in becoming a veterinarian, and we have one of the highly respected pre-veterinary programs in Texas. We offer a series of courses designed to qualify you for entrance into veterinary school, and we have partnerships with several local animal clinics where you can gain practical experience.


  • Close up photo of a Honors medal and stole

    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.