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Animal Science
Dairy Cows
Hands on learning
Meat Science
Food, Nutrition and Meat Applications
Swine Barn
Equine Science

Department of Animal Science & Veterinary Technology

Tarleton State University's Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology strives to prepare students for life after graduation with:

  • Quality classroom instruction
  • Hands-on experience in livestock production units.
  • Industry interaction through field trips, cooperative education and internships

Historically, Tarleton has been known for its practical, hands-on approach to agricultural instruction. To allow for as much student exposure to real-life experiences as possible in an academic program, farm and ranch operations involving almost 2,000 acres of land and eight major teaching centers are utilized as agricultural laboratories. In addition to the animal facilities, several classrooms, indoor laboratories, two indoor-teaching pavilions, and an indoor equine arena are utilized in providing students with valuable how-to-do experiences.

The Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with six concentrations. Each concentration can be tailored to meet the career interests of individual students.

B.S. in Animal Science

 B.A.S. in Veterinary Technology

M.S. in Animal Science

The Equine Certificate Program provides additional emphasis for students interested in the equine industry regardless of concentration. All students complete similar general education requirements, required by State and University regulations. In addition, the department also offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.

Historically, Tarleton has been known for its practical, hands-on approach to agricultural instruction. To allow for as much student exposure to real-life experiences as possible in an academic program, farm and ranch operations involving almost 2,000 acres of land and eight major teaching centers are utilized as agricultural laboratories. In addition to the animal facilities, several classrooms, indoor laboratories, two indoor-teaching pavilions, and an indoor equine arena are utilized in providing students with valuable how-to-do experiences.

Johnathan Baker '17
The most notable lesson out of the thousands learned here at Tarleton has been that it doesnt matter where you come from or the experience you show up to campus with. The professors and employees at Tarleton grant you the tools and knowledge to achieve your goals and reward hard work when its put forth.

Johnathan Baker, Class of 2017