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Meat Science Program

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Meat Science

The meat science program at Tarleton State University encompasses a wide array of emphasis in the realm of meat science, livestock and meat evaluation, meat grading, meat animal processing, processed meats, food microbiology, quality assurance and topics related to the current trends within the meat and food industries.  Students that place an emphasis in meat science during their pursuit of an animal science degree at Tarleton can expect a diverse job market to select from upon completion of their undergraduate degree.  Some of the jobs our graduates have accepted range from plant managers, sales representatives, food service distributors, quality control, USDA and state inspectors, marketing managers, food technologists, or live animal buyers.