Animal Science includes the fields of poultry, swine, dairy, beef, equine, and veterinary science.
Animal Science provides instruction and practical experience in judging, breeding, feeding, and managing livestock. Through course selection the student may prepare for livestock farming, management, business, or graduate study in animal science or veterinary medicine. Selection of directed electives permits special training for work with animal feed companies; milk, egg or poultry operations; food processing industries; managerial or marketing groups; supply and equipment cooperatives; agricultural extension services; public relations; and other organizations associated with animal production or management.
Opportunities are afforded students in Animal Science to obtain practical experiences in beef, sheep, swine, and equine operation and management through the University herds of registered livestock. A meat science laboratory for the study of meat cutting, preservation, storage and utilization, provides students opportunities for acquiring scientific and practical experiences in different aspects of processing meat. Breaking, training, and foaling are an integral part of Tech's popular equine program within the school of Agricultural Sciences & Forestry. A nationally affiliated chapter of the Block and Bridle Club and the Pre-Vet Club provide social and educational activities for students pursuing animal science as a profession.