Texas Tech University

Animal & Food Sciences

AFS BuildingSaddlesWool TeamMeat Science LaboratoryEquestrian TeamNational Awards

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

  • Spring Break: March 13-17
  • TTU Invitational Judging Contests: March 25
  • TTU Area FFA Contests: April 8
  • AFS Spring Honors Banquet: April 8
  • TTU State FFA Contests: April 22

In the News

National Honor; Chance Brooks wins NARRU Distinguished Educator Award

Students win national Meat Science Academic Quiz Bowl in San Angelo

Jerrad Legako takes new post with Tech's Department of Animal & Food Sciences

AFS's Charlie Snider named 55th Masked Rider for the upcoming academic year

Four Keys; USDA Discovery Zone teaches kids about importance of food safety

Meet the Students

Sam Spradlin
Animal Science

Erin Beyer
Food Science

Lauren Onderdonk
Animal Science, Pre-Vet Option


Animal & Food Sciences