What You Will Learn
What Is aN Animal Science Degree?
The Animal Science option includes a group of specific courses involving animal science and livestock production in conjunction with a solid foundation in Agricultural Business. Specific animal science courses include: Reproduction in Farm Animals, Beef and Swine Management, Feeds and Feeding, Forage and Pasture Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Genetics and a Poultry elective. Through the many lab courses associated with this degree option, you will have the chance to handle farm animals in variety of different situation. In this option, you will get the opportunity to work outside and get your hands dirty. Whether you are experienced in animal husbandry or a novice that wants to learn, this option is right for you.
What are the career opportunities?
The Animal Science option opens the door to any field in which knowledge of animal agriculture is a requirement. The core courses in agricultural business provide students with the knowledge needed to be successful in the growing animal agriculture and food production sector of the global economy. Industries involved in sales, marketing or production of animal products will be extremely interested in students that complete this degree option. Some example career options include:
- Quality Assurance Manager
- Animal Procurement Specialist
- Animal Nutritionist
- Production Manager
- Pharmaceutical Sales Representative.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
To see degree maps created by our department for advising, follow the link below.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- 300-Acre Farm
- Beef Operations
- Swine Operations
- Sheep Operations
- Horticulture Center
- Five Teaching Greenhouses
- Farm Classroom Facility
- Farm Credit of Western Arkansas
- Arkansas Farm Bureau
- Arkansas Women in Agriculture
- American Farm Bureau Federation
- American Feed Industry Association
- Arkansas Cattlemens Association
- Farm Foundation
- American Society for Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
- National Young Farmer Educational Association
Additional Resources Specifically For Tech Students:
- Agriculture Club
- Hull-Hughes Collegiate FFA
- Pre-Vet Club
- Sigma Alpha Professional Sorority
- Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Career opportunities exist in agricultural business firms, banks, and other financial
agencies; marketing; food processing; extension; soil conservation; forestry; farm
and agri-business management; and sales and distribution firms. Find out more by visiting Career Services.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Agriculture Business Degree?
For more information about the Agriculture Business degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences catalog.