Degree Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in animal science from Sam Houston State University covers scientific principles, management, and production technologies that are combined with the business aspects of the animal industry.

While numerous possibilities exist, our more popular minors that are paired with the animal science major include equine science, wildlife ecologywildlife management, or a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine.

Careers in Animal Science

  • Agriculture Product Representative and Sales
  • Feed and Feed Supplements Representative and Sales
  • Food Services and Inspection
  • Homeland Security
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Texas Department of Agriculture
  • United States Department of Agriculture

Or continue your education with a graduate degree.

Student Groups

Students are encouraged to actively participate in professional extracurricular activities. Some of those sponsored by the department include Beef Cattle Show Team, Block and Bridle, Collegiate FFA, Delta Tau Alpha, Horse Judging Team, Livestock Judging Team, Pre-Vet Society, Ranch Horse Team, and Rodeo Club.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

View the Animal Science brochure (.pdf).

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15