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 lay the foundation for veterinary school in the animal science program at ACU. Gain further scientific and practical experience as you focus your studies in one of our concentrations.

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What can you do after graduation?

  • Food Product Development
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Welfare Specialist
  • Livestock Manager
  • Research Farm Manager
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Public Relations
  • Laboratory Animal Manager
  • Inspector

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Students in the Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Department at ACU learn outside the classroom through involvement in mission trips, service-learning, internships and a number of pre-professional organizations, including:

  • Alpha Epsilon Sigma pre-professional club
  • Block & Bridle Club
  • Delta Tau Alpha National Agricultural Honor Society
  • Agricultural Consortium of Texas (ACT)
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
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Degree Details

Animal Science (BS)


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


Wildlife Ecology


Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Application Deadlines

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

Early Action: November 1st

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