Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

The mission of the Animal Science program is to develop our students into leaders in animal agriculture.  Students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience in areas such as: diet formulation, animal and carcass evaluation, anatomy and physiology, breed identification, meat production, animal nutrition, and herd management. 

The Animal Science program has several student organizations to get involved with including:  Block and Bridle, WT Horseman's Association, Pre-Vet club. If competition is what you are looking for, look no further than to our livestock judging team, horse judging team, stock horse team, and equestrian team.


Student Highlight

"I grew up in a city in Ghana, Akim Oda, and I'm someone who likes animals you know...I wanted to do what I love to do so I went into Animal Science and I'm hoping to be a veterinarian."

- Benjamin Azamati
Animal Science | WTAMU Track

Program Requirements & Resources

Majors in agriculture include University core curriculum requirements, department core requirements, agricultural science core requirements, and major requirements specified under each degree option and total 120 semester credit hours (see each degree for specific requirements). Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for all courses at WTAMU counted toward the degree; at least a “C” grade for all courses in the department and agricultural science cores; at least a “C” grade in major requirements and at least a “C” grade in the major subject. At least 36 semester hours of credit must be earned from upper-level (3000- and 4000-level) courses.

Agricultural Science Courses (25-26 hours)  
Major Requirements (43-44 hours)  
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Faculty to contact for more information:

Dr. David Lust at,

Dr. Lance Baker at,

Dr. Ty Lawrence at,

Dr. John Pipkin at,

Coach Amanda Ellis at

Dr. Travis Tennant at,

Dr. John Richeson at,

Dr. Kendall Samuelson at,

Dr. Tommy Perkins at, 

Dr. Loni Lucherk at