School of Agriculture

Animal Science

An animal science lab is taught at Shipley Farm

The Animal Science degree is designed to provide hands-on and real-world experiences with unique learning opportunities for students pursuing careers in Animal Science Industries, Poultry Science, or Pre-Veterinary Science. Our two university farms allow students to participate in production agriculture practices and expand their knowledge and skills in animal care and husbandry. Students also have opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and programs that enhance their leadership and social development and develop team building and problem-solving skills beyond the classroom to enhance the food production, agriculture, and natural resource systems.

How can I use an Animal Science Degree?

Graduates enter the following careers:

  • Farm management
  • Extension service
  • Food quality control
  • Governmental health agencies
  • Farm credit institutions
  • Agricultural sales and management

Animal Science at Tennessee Tech

Animal Science students will find many facilities at Tennessee Tech that will enhance their learning experience. The Tech Farm is a 300-acre working, teaching and research farm located 3 miles from campus. The Tech Farm is also home to the Hyder-Burks Pavilion, which hosts multiple agricultural activities including The Home Show, the Tennessee Tech Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, and Farm Days.

Dr. Greene harvesting honey Moving cattle to a new pasture Budding beekeepers Learning about horses swine lab


Victoria Ayres

Victoria Ayres

Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture
Phone: (931) 372-6134
Office: Oakley Hall (OKLY) 140

Ciana Bowhay

Ciana Bowhay

Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture
Phone: (931) 372-6124
Office: Oakley Hall (OKLY) 141

Dennis Fennewald

Dennis Fennewald

Associate Professor, School of Agriculture
Phone:  931-372-3251
Office:  Oakley Hall (OKLY) 139

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