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The Animal Science department is comprised of two majors: Animal Science and Food Science. There are nine options of study within the Animal Science major: Biotechnology, Production, Pre-Vet (or Pre-Med), Business (or Pre-Law), International, Livestock Merchandising, Ranch Operations, Animal Science/Agricultural Communications double major and Animal Science/Agricultural Education double major. Food Science contains four study options: Food Science, Food Industry, Meat Science, and Food Safety. One unique component to this department is that you can choose any option and mold it into a plan that works for you.

Animal Science is the largest major on campus and offers the largest departmental scholarship offering, but it is perhaps the most personal department as well. Animal Science is known for its advising and faculty mentoring ─ something that can’t be matched anywhere else on campus. I think you’ll find a family atmosphere that fosters not only a special connection between Animal Science students, but also a connection between students, faculty and alumni. The connections you make in this department are ones that you will have for a lifetime. As well, Animal Science is the only department on campus to offer career services within the department. We also are one of the few land-grant colleges striving to maintain our farms. These provide hands-on experience in the classroom and through part-time jobs.

The Department of Animal Science sponsors the dairy cattle, livestock, meats, poultry and horse judging teams. All have established enviable national reputations in competition, and the livestock judging team is the reigning national champion. Students from every background are encouraged to participate. There also are eight departmental clubs, associations and organizations that you can join as an undergraduate.

If research interests you, Animal Science is one of the few departments that offers a research scholars program with opportunities to work with OSU researchers, cutting-edge equipment and facilities. You also will have the opportunity to have your work published and present your findings at national meetings.

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We invite you to learn more about our department and the many opportunities available to you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Scott Carter
Scott Carter

Graduate Student Program Coordinator
212B Animal Science
Carrie Jansen
Carrie Jansen

Student Success Coordinator
104F Animal Science

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