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Marketable Skills

When you graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Agriculture Department at Angelo State, you can expect to possess a variety of skills necessary to succeed. You will also be prepared to explore job opportunities in multiple areas.

Marketable Skills

Animal Science

  • Graduates will have the ability to make management decisions as they relate to livestock production.
  • Graduates will be able to develop a nutrition plan for each species of livestock based on their stage of production.
  • Graduates will be able to manage reproductive efficiency in livestock.
  • Graduates can communicate, orally and written, factual information in a knowledgeable manner.
  • Graduates can effectively evaluate live animals and carcasses on their ability to grade and become part of the food industry.

Food Animal Science and Marketing

  • Graduates are HACCP and Servsafe trained and certified.
  • Graduates understand characteristics impacting quality of both fresh and processed meats.
  • Graduates can incorporate the areas of marketing and business into food production.
  • Graduates have the ability to address food safety concerns from farm to table.
  • Graduates can communicate, orally and written, factual information in a knowledgeable manner. 

Natural Resource Management

  • Graduates can develop habitat management plans for livestock and wildlife.
  • Graduates can assess forage production and range condition.
  • Graduates can determine proper stocking rates.
  • Graduates will be proficient in the management of supplemental feeding.
  • Graduates can develop a population management plan for game and nongame species.

Agribusiness

  • Graduates can develop business and marketing plans for farms, ranches and other agribusinesses.
  • Graduates can communicate, orally and written, factual information in a knowledgeable manner.
  • Graduates can use financial statements to evaluate a business’s financial health.
  • Graduates can evaluate how changes in a business environment will impact market outcomes.
  • Graduates can conduct and use cost-benefit analysis to evaluate the profitability of business decisions.

Agricultural Science and Leadership

  • Graduates will be certified to teach Agriculture Science in Texas high schools.
  • Graduates will be able to develop a laboratory safety plan.
  • Graduates can manage, organize and conduct a Leadership Development Event.
  • Graduates will be able to conduct a Career Development Event.
  • Graduates can communicate, orally and written, factual information in a knowledgeable manner.

Career Opportunities

  • Product development
  • County extension agencies
  • State and federal inspections
  • Natural resource management
  • Rangeland management
  • Agricultural lending
  • Sales
  • Research and laboratory settings
  • Commodity trading
  • Feedlot management
  • Quality assurance
  • Food safety
  • Ranch or private land management
  • Agricultural education