Bachelor of Science

in Animal Science

Feed your desire to help people and animals. As our population grows, so does the need for agricultural and livestock experts. Prepare for a career in farm or ranch management or food production, or build the foundation for veterinary school in the animal science program at ACU. You’ll gain further scientific and practical experience as you focus your studies in one of our concentration tracks.

Feed your desire to help people and animals. As our population grows, so does the need for agricultural and livestock experts. Prepare for a career in farm or ranch management or food production, or build the foundation for veterinary school in the animal science program at ACU. You’ll gain further scientific and practical experience as you focus your studies in one of our concentration tracks.

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Application Deadline

February 1

National Candidates

May 1

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Mission

The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences focuses on the Christian stewardship of sustainable agricultural and environmental systems.

Program Structure

B.S. in Animal Science

Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan. 

Note: There are two BS degree options for Animal Science.

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Required Hours

University Hours: 56
Major Hours: 64-66*
Electives: 6-8

Total Required:   128 credit hours*

*Based on track selection (choice of 2 tracks)

Example Coursework

  • Companion Animal Management
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Wildlife Ecology

Minor Available

No

Department

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Application Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Application Deadline
February 1

National Candidates
May 1

Careers

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Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers, including:

  • Food product development
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal welfare specialist
  • Livestock manager
  • Research farm manager
  • Veterinary technician
  • Public relations
  • Laboratory animal manager
  • Inspector
  • Attend veterinary school