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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 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: POSTPONED 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

Tech's Livestock Judging Team takes first at National Barrow Show in Minnesota
Texas Tech's livestock judging team won first place at the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minn. and had three of the top-ten individuals overall.

Bugarel transitioning to new role in Department of Animal and Food Sciences
The native of France indicated that she is particularly interested in the development of innovative molecular methods to solve food safety related issues to facilitate the improvement of public health.

Saving Lives in Africa
Miller and colleague Malinda Colwell, a professor of human development and family studies, helped institute a sustainable goat production program in Malawi, Africa, believing the theory of red meat from goats could solve the rampant iron deficiency in the country and, thus, help increase health.

Collaborative research brings national recognition at ASAS Conference
Brandon Trojan, a resident physician in urology at the University Medical Center, was recently honored when his research poster was selected as a 'Presidential Pick' at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) meetings in Kansas City.

Bad dog? Professor Develops Smelly Tool to Stop That!
McGlone is not like most dog owners in that he is a professor at Texas Tech University who just happens to specialize in animal welfare and behavior.

Mindy Brashears receives IAFP Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Program officials indicated that Brashears was tapped for the award in recognition of service for outstanding contributions in the laboratory and recognizes a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.

National Cattlemen's Foundation presents W.D. Farr Scholarship to AFS's Ison
Josh Ison of Batavia, Ohio, was presented the $12,000 award, which recognizes superior achievement in academics and leadership, and will allow him to further his studies that benefit the cattle and beef industry,

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.