Animal Science, Bachelor of Science

Available: On Campus

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 many options exist, popular minors paired with the Animal Science major include Equine Science, Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology, Plant and Soil Sciences, Agricultural Business or a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine or Animal Care and Welfare. Additionally, the agricultural education teaching option is popular among students.

Careers in Animal Science

  • Agriculture Product Representative and Sales
  • Livestock Production Management
  • Food Services and Inspection
  • Homeland Security
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Texas Department of Agriculture
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Agricultural Science Teacher
  • AgriLife Extension Agent

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, Wildlife Society, Collegiate FFA, Collegiate Farm Bureau, 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
Length 120 Credit Hours
(136 Hours with Teaching Certification)
Required Courses Bachelor of Science (BS)
BS: Animal Care and Welfare Concentration
BS with Teaching Certification
BS: minor in Conservation Biology
BS: minor in Wildlife Management
BS: Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

View the Animal Science brochure (.pdf).

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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