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Meat Science Program

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Meat Science

The meat science program at Tarleton State University encompasses a wide array of emphasis in the realm of meat science, livestock and meat evaluation, meat grading, meat animal processing, processed meats, food microbiology, quality assurance, and topics related to the current trends within the industry. In addition, students who are interested in focusing on careers in the food and meat industry have the opportunity to be involved in a myriad of exponential learning through:

  • Meat Judging
  • Academic Quiz Bowl
  • Value-Added Product Development
  • Competitive Cooking Teams

The skills frequently sought highly within the workplace (multi-tasking, critical thinking, and communication) are further enhanced outside of the classroom when students have the opportunity to engage in the activities listed above. More information about an animal science degree can be found at the Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology.