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Animal Science

Department Info

Animal Science offers practical and technical instruction and training in the selection, breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of all major types of purebred and commercial farm livestock. Instruction in meat science and technology is also emphasized in the areas of fresh and processed meat products.

The department maintains purebred herds of Hereford and Angus beef cattle, flock of sheep, and a small commercial swine herd. A breeding band of Quarter Horses is also maintained for laboratory and class use. Additonally, the Firestone Meats Lab further enables students to receive training in meat science.

The principle goal of the department is to give the student a thorough working knowledge in the general area of livestock and associated industries; therefore, most laboratory assignments are conducted at the university farm. Students are placed in close contact with various issues confronting producers in the High Plains.

A student may earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Requirements for the degree are outlined in this section. Students also have the option of earning a minor in animal science. A grade of ā€œCā€ or better is required for all courses within the major. Overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

Faculty Contact

Photograph of Bates, Dr. Jared
Bates, Dr. Jared
Title: Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Office: SAB 119
Phone: 580.349.1507
Email: Email Web Form