4 Tips for Getting Your Animal Science Degree

There’s more to obtaining a degree in animal science than just showing up for class every day. If you’re serious about a future career in something like ranch management or agricultural civil service, you’ll need an education that prepares you for it! Here are just a few tips for getting your money’s worth when it comes to animal science degrees. This post is sponsored through the ValuedVoice network.

How do you get an animal science degree?

This woman is pursuing a career in livestock operations. Photo via Pixabay.

1. Compare and Contrast Schools

There are many animal science colleges in Texas, so you’ll need to ask yourself some questions to determine which is right for you. Where are the best programs? Where are the best teachers? What’s your ideal commute? How much tuition can you afford? Make a checklist and evaluate each of these things line-by-line, narrowing down your options as you go.

2. Form New Studying Habits

This is especially important if you’re fresh out of high school. Getting a degree in animal science isn’t easy; it will require you to have a working knowledge of everything from livestock operations to modern farm biotechnology. You might need to hit the books in a way that you didn’t as a teenager just skating by your classes. Don’t be discouraged if you have to develop new studying habits as you get deeper and deeper into your animal science career!

3. Look Into Courses and Classes

A good animal science degree program will offer a wide range of courses. For example, there might be classes about dairying mixed in with labs about the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. Not only will this give you a thorough education in all things animal science, but it might also open your mind to careers that you wouldn’t have considered otherwise.

4. Reach Out to Others in the Industry

It’s easy to find people who have made a career out of animal science. For starters, your school should offer internships and networking opportunities to put students in contact with future employers. You can also reach out to others in the industry on social media. Don’t be afraid to make the first move! A casual conversation can lead to amazing things, but it won’t happen if you’re too shy to reach out.

These are just a few tips for getting your animal science degree. If you have more questions, you might want to contact somewhere like Texas A&M University-Commerce. They can help you make final decisions about enrollment.

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7 thoughts on “4 Tips for Getting Your Animal Science Degree

  1. I think, the growing population of the world, will increase the amount of food demand. Livestock and livestock industry, will be much needed. Because of lack of information, the millenials are less interested in the field of animal husbandry. These fields include biology, chemistry, anatomy, dietary energy protein vitamins & minerals, food science, health, and therefore belong to the agro-complex. Very good post. You are informing great career opportunities for millennials. May you always be blessed. 🙂

  2. I like the idea of reaching out to others in the field Christy. And I’ll bet it’s one that students are reluctant to do, but honestly, if someone is in the field I’m betting that they would cherish the though of mentoring someone. You always have great messages – I hope that others heed your advice too! 🙂

  3. Very interesting, Christy. I never knew so much was involved in animal science, but it makes sense; today’s farmers are using very high tech equipment for crops so it follows that there have been great advances in animal husbandry and production also.

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