Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

Feed your desire to help people and animals. As our population grows, so does the need for agricultural and livestock experts. Prepare for a career in farm or ranch management or food production, or build the foundation for veterinary school in the animal science program at ACU. You’ll gain further scientific and practical experience as you focus your studies in one of our concentration tracks.

Feed your desire to help people and animals. As our population grows, so does the need for agricultural and livestock experts. Prepare for a career in farm or ranch management or food production, or build the foundation for veterinary school in the animal science program at ACU. You’ll gain further scientific and practical experience as you focus your studies in one of our concentration tracks.

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Mission

The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences focuses on the Christian stewardship of sustainable agricultural and environmental systems.

Program Structure

BS in Animal Science Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Tracks

Biotechnology and Research
Livestock Management
Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Health
Animal Industry and Business

Required Hours

*Based on track selection

University requirements: 56 credit hours + major requirements: 64-66 credit hours (Choice of 4 tracks) + electives: 6-8 credit hours = total required: 128 credit hours*

Example Coursework

Companion Animal Management
Animal Nutrition
Genetics
Wildlife Ecology

Minor Available

No

Department

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Careers

Dr. Grimes helping a horse

Animal science majors are prepared for a variety of careers, including:

  • Food product development
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal welfare specialist
  • Livestock manager
  • Research farm manager
  • Veterinary technician
  • Public relations
  • Laboratory animal manager
  • Inspector
  • Attend veterinary school