Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Program General Information

If you're interested in the science or business of animal management, our animal science majors might be a good fit for you. And, if you want to use science to solve real-world problems there's our food science major, which integrates microbiology, chemistry, engineering, and nutrition around the study of food.

Why Major in Animal & Food Sciences?

You may be interested in this major if you:

  • Are preparing for graduate or veterinary school.
  • Are preparing for a professional school such as medical, dental or pharmacy.
  • Would like a career in research relating to and/or using animals.
  • Would like to manage a farm or business related to animal agriculture.
  • Like to work with people in addition to animals and may be interested in a career in technical sales or service, cooperative extension, or the promotions industry.
  • Want to develop new food products
  • Want to implement efficient food processes
  • Want to educate the public on food safety

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The number of job openings in the agricultural industry annually exceeds the number of available qualified graduates. A variety of career choices are available to you:

  • Ag Finance
  • Animal Management
  • Biotechnology Research
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Education
  • Food and flavor chemistry
  • Food engineering
  • Food microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Genetics And Nutrition
  • Government
  • Graduate and professional school
  • Health agencies
  • Industry Relations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Product development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulation
  • Research
  • Sales And Service
  • Sensory analysis
  • Technical support
  • Veterinary Medicine

Animal & Food Sciences