Texas A&M

       The Horse Forum > Horse Resources > Equine Careers and Education

Texas A&M

This is a discussion on Texas A&M within the Equine Careers and Education forums, part of the Horse Resources category

    Like Tree1Likes
    • 1 Post By amgThoroughbreds

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-29-2014, 09:30 PM
    Texas A&M

    I have completed 2 years of undergrad courses and am ready to finalize a major. (I have been back and forth trying to figure out what I want to do). There aren't many animal related options other than becoming a Vet or Vet Tech here in florida. So I am looking into the animal science program Texas A&M offers. It is the degree plan that deals more with agricultural management, but also focuses on animal breeding/genetics (equine & dairy), nutrition, and microbiology.

    Anyone currently at Texas A&M or taking a degree program at another University similar to this one? Time is really not an issue for me right now but I just want to know if you feel that it was worth it.
    Sponsored Links
        05-07-2014, 11:04 AM
    What do you want to DO after college? If you hope to work at a very large breeding facility or research lab (breeding, genetics, 5 panel testing facilities, developing new pelleted feeds or injury therapy methods, etc.) then it may be a good option. If you want to work hands on with horses at a busy show barn, save your pennies and take on an internship with a trainer.

    I have an Bachelor of Science majoring in Equine Science & Training. The experience was UTTERLY AMAZING and I learned more in those 4 years than 10 years of other experience! Classes focusing on breeding, genetics, nutrition, riding, facility management, crop management, business accounting & equine marketing, plus all the core Bachelor's degree courses.

    All that said, I graduated in 2001 and I haven't worked in any agricultural capacity since 2003. My childhood dreams of making a living with horses didn't turn out the way I'd imagined, lol. I now work downtown in a corporate job to fund having a horse as a hobby, and I'm still paying off my student loans.
        05-12-2014, 02:10 PM
    I want to get into the research aspect of the horse world. I would love to work for companies like Kentucky Equine Research, Merck Animal Health and so on.
    Based on what I have seen here on others that have majored in Animal Science, I am kind of scared. It seems like no one has had any success with this major.

    I was planning on going for Nursing but I would hate to have a job for the rest of my life that I don't have a passion for. I was just going to do it because the pay is decent and I would have enough to support my hobbies.
        05-13-2014, 07:38 AM
    Green Broke
    I know a few that went to Texas A&M because of their strong polo team and graduated with degrees in the animal science program.

    None are working in the field. A few went back to school for their BSN to hopefully becomes nurses. A couple others went back to college for degrees in business.

    Perhaps, if you know what you hope to do after college, it would be helpful to ask those in the field what they majored in and where.

    Best wishes for finding your path.
        05-13-2014, 10:27 AM
    I guess it is not practical to go for animal science if I want to make a living from it. When I was younger I wanted to be a veterinarian but there are so many required science and math classes. Those aren't my strongest subjects so I would just fail.

    I'm already taking pre nursing courses so I guess I'll go with my plan b.
    boots likes this.
        05-13-2014, 01:19 PM
    A&M is a great school for anything ag related. I know several people who went there for various agricultural related degrees and they are now Ag Teachers!

    If you live in Florida, just know that the out of state tuition for A&M is probably ridiculous.
        05-13-2014, 10:09 PM
    Originally Posted by hornedfrog89    
    A&M is a great school for anything ag related. I know several people who went there for various agricultural related degrees and they are now Ag Teachers!

    If you live in Florida, just know that the out of state tuition for A&M is probably ridiculous.
    My parents are willing to cover the expenses. I think they're trying to get rid of me lol.. I do have an aunt that lives in Houston so I was considering living with her to gain residency because I can still be claimed as a dependent. I would have to wait a year though for in state tuition

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Vet said she's dark bay...I disagree (: &&& tiger stripes on chest? kailiejaykiss Horse Colors and Genetics 30 07-20-2013 01:34 AM
    Texas Horse Sanctuary & Rescue WyldBlu Horse Talk 2 02-23-2013 07:20 PM
    Evasion of contact by pulling neck & head back & up & hollowing back when out hacking x Heidi x Horse Riding 5 01-30-2012 10:26 AM
    Has Anyone either graduated from Texas A&M or are attending??? I have some questions! shermanismybaby3006 Horse Talk 1 06-11-2009 12:11 AM
    4 Sale, English Schooling & Show Tack, Gloves, & Chaps luvs2ride1979 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 15 11-25-2008 03:16 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0