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What Can You Do With a Food Animal Science and Marketing Degree?

You can expect to find career opportunities in food product development, state and federal inspections, research, quality assurance, food safety, product marketing and similar fields.

Plus, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that career opportunities for agricultural and food scientists will continue to increase at a steady rate over the next 10 years, adding thousands of new jobs.

  • <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>Corey Owens</strong>, 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>Corey Owens</strong>, 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>Corey Owens</strong>, 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>Corey Owens</strong>, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
Students learning about meat in a lecture

Why Study Food Science and Marketing at Angelo State?

Students working in a meat lab

MIR Center

You’ll spend a lot of time at the Management, Instruction and Research Center, our 6,000-acre ASU Ranch. Its facilities include our USDA-inspected Food Safety and Product Development Lab and ASU Meat Market. You’ll learn to process a wide variety of meat products for sale to the public and have the opportunity for food protection certification from ServSafe and HAACP.

Students processing meat in a lab

Strong Connections

You’ll be exposed to multiple internship and service-learning opportunities when you join our Meat and Food Science Association student group. These include networking with local professionals and traveling to national conferences. You can also join our Intercollegiate Meat Judging and Meat Science Quiz Bowl Teams and compete in national contests.

Ag students cutting raw meat outside at the ASU ranch

Living Learning Community

A section of our Plaza Verde residence hall is reserved for incoming freshman in our department who will live on campus. Living with fellow ag majors will help you adjust to college life, make new friends and get involved in campus activities.

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    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.