Texas Tech University

Animal & Food Sciences

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Discovering Solutions, Empowering Students, Serving Society

Welcome to Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences. The department is home to approximately 500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. It is housed in a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility which features five specialized teaching and research labs, the largest retail meat cooler on a university campus and a retail store, "COWamongus!"

Many faculty members are leading researchers in their respective fields, including food science, food safety, muscle biology, nutrition, animal wellbeing, breeding and genetics, physiology and with specialties in cattle, horse, sheep & goats, and swine.

Featured Program: The Therapeutic Riding Center

Therapeutic The Equestrian Center: Therapeutic Program Donations

Cattle The Burnett Center: Map & General Information

Research at Burnett Center

Upcoming Events

  • Summer I Classes Begin: June 6 
  • Summer II Classes Begin: July 11
  • Texas Tech Judging Camps: June 2017 (Registration Closed)

In the News

Academic Quadrathlon Team Captures Title at Southern Section Competition

Brad Johnson chosen for UN, WHO Food Additives Safety Committee

Texas Tech launches new initiative aimed at restoring historic Dairy Barn

National Honor; Chance Brooks wins NARRU Distinguished Educator Award

Meet the Students

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Food Science

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Animal Science, Pre-Vet Option

Animal & Food Sciences