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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 researched 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.


Admissions & Financial Aid Information

Animal Science Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Food Science Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Meet the Students

Evan Murray
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Darby Gonzales
Animal Science, Pre-Med Option
Brittany Thompson

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Chelcie Latham

Animal Science, Equine Assisted Therapy Option

Upcoming Events

The Sixth Molecular Methods in Food Microbiology Workshop: Oct. 6-10 Click here for more information.

Homecoming Weekend: Oct. 17-18
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National Block and Bridle Convention: Oct. 23-25
Click here for more information and to download the registration form.



Therapeutic Donations


The Burnett Center: Map & General Information

Research at Burnett Center



In the News

Three AFS freshmen students bring home top-tier Terry Foundation Scholarships
Selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of incoming freshmen and transfer students who have demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, financial need and scholastic ability, the foundation provides four-year scholarships.

Two Doctoral Candidates Earn Fellowships Abroad
Hattie Webb from Amarillo and Josh Ison from Batavia, Ohio, earned the Chateaubriand Fellowship and will head in January to Maisons-Alfort (near Paris) to work on research projects in a collaborative effort between Texas Tech and the French Food Safety Agency.

Summer Session; CASNR interns spend summer learning the ropes in Washington
Running from June through August, the college's congressional spring intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government's day-to-day operations.

AFS Professor: Food Prices Could Continue to Rise Through Summer
Appearing on "Lou Dobbs Tonight," Mindy Brashears, professor of food microbiology and food safety, and director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence, said that Americans should expect food prices to rise because of the current drought and other issues.

Texas Tech University's Ranch Horse Team takes second at national contest
The Texas Tech University Ranch Horse Team was named the '2014 Reserve National Champion Collegiate Stock Horse Team' at the American Stock Horse Association Intercollegiate Championship Show held recently in Loveland, Colo.

AFS Spring Awards Banquet highlights academic, extracurricular performance
Hosted by the Block and Bridle Club and the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, more than 300 students, faculty, staff, parents and supporters attended the annual event.

Texas Tech Honors Professor for 50 Years of Service
Max Miller was recognized for 50 years of service to Texas Tech University at the 2014 Length of Service Awards.