Animal Science


If you have discipline-specific educational goals, there are options under the Agriculture Business Major. These options include Animal Science, Horticulture, Feed Mill Management, Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Public Relations. These choices provide you the opportunity to explore the many prospects available in the dynamic agriculture industry. Whether your interests lie in production agriculture or the business of the livestock, horticulture, feed milling, pre-veterinarian medicine or public relations, Tech has a program for you!

The Animal Science option is able to draw on the real-world experiences of our faculty members. In addition to utilizing our talented faculty and staff, you will make full use of the many classrooms and teaching laboratories found in Dean Hall, the farm classroom and our extensive Outdoor Learning Laboratory located on three sides of the ATU campus. Hands-on experience working with our fully operational beef and swine herds helps to prepare you for exciting careers in animal production management, pharmaceutical sales and development, as well as giving students a solid base to continue their education at the graduate level in animal science.


HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Calculating, mixing and feeding livestock at our Outdoor Learning Lab (AGAS 4203: Livestock and Poultry Nutrition)
  • Facilitating livestock fertility and productivity (AGAS 3004: Reproduction in Farm Animals)
  • Managing swine reproduction, nutrition, and management systems in our on-campus hog facility (AGAS 3104: Swine Management)



  • Caring for livestock
  • Critical thinking
  • Managing resources
  • Processing products
  • Utilizing technology
  • Working with others

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Animal Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Field Production Technician
  • Poultry Production Manager
  • Swine Production Manager

Alumni of our program work at:

  • ConAgra
  • JBS
  • OK Foods
  • Tyson Foods

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • MS in Agriculture
  • MS in Agriculture Economics
  • MS in Animal Science


Point of Pride

Many alumni are in agriculture industry careers and graduate programs.



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