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post #1 of 5 Old 12-29-2011, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Question Degree in Animal Science?

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So I am a sophomore at A&M about to transfer into the College of Agriculture and work towards an Animal Science Degree (Production/Industry, not Pre-vet.) By taking a few extra classes I can get a minor in Business which I am planning on doing.

Is there anyone out there who has/knows someone with/knows ANYTHING about what I can do with this degree? I would like to work with horses, but am not dead set against only that. I can specialize in Equine Science, Animal Behavior, Animal Nutrition, Reproduction, Genetics, and even Parks/Tourism... I just need some general ideas for jobs/careers involving an agriculture degree! (Range Management, Soil/Crop Science suggestions welcome as well!)

Thanks and gig'em ;)
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-29-2011, 09:44 PM
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You'll love the College of Agriculture! My degree was in Biomedical Science, many many years ago. I had a professor that told me....get an education and your career will take care of itself. And to a certain degree it's true. Just talk to as many people as you can and leave your options open! GIG 'EM!
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A & M has a good reputation - even for their Maggies, so you should have a wide open field of opportunities. You can go into the private sector in the fields you mention, or you can go into the public sector with USDA, BLM, the Park Service, or other federal agencies, which is a good long-term opportunity. If you want to go to Houston, you can likely get into the oil business should you want a higher paying career with just about any natural science related degree. Zoos don't pay well, but you have that option too.

Whatever you decide, good luck...
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I had a professor that told me....get an education and your career will take care of itself. And to a certain degree it's true.
I've always heard, "find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life." That's why I'm going Animal Science :) Came in as Math, thought about Psychology, tried Visualization, but after taking intro Animal Science classes this past semester my GPA has never been better and I really enjoyed learning about it.

I love A&M. I got involved with Student Bonfire my Freshman year and I feel such a deep connection to the University. Gotta love the Aggie network :) Haven't even graduated yet and I've already gotten a taste of it!
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You can go into the private sector in the fields you mention, or you can go into the public sector with USDA, BLM, the Park Service, or other federal agencies, which is a good long-term opportunity.

Whatever you decide, good luck...
I have heard parks services have pretty good benefits! I never thought of the BLM, thats an interesting thought! Thanks!
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