Department Of Animal Science

About Us

ANSI DepartmentWelcome to OSU Animal Science, the largest department on campus with over 950 undergraduate students, but with a small-town feel, a caring attitude and commitment to every student.                      

  • Largest departmental undergraduate enrollment major.
  • Fourth largest Animal Science Department in the country.
  • Largest scholarship offering on campus.
  • Twelve departmental clubs.
  • Excellent reputation for advisement and mentoring by faculty.
  • The teaching faculty has been recognized with numerous awards.
  • More than 950 undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds from 40 states and several foreign countries.
  • Our department has two degrees. The Animal Science degree has nine options: biotechnology, agricultural communications double major, agricultural education double major, business, international, livestock merchandising, pre-veterinary, production and ranch operations.
  • The Food Science degree has three options: food industry, food science and meat science.
  • More national judging championships than any other university, including the reigning National Champion Livestock Judging Team and the reigning World Champion Horse Judging Team. Other competitive judging teams include dairy cattle, meat, and meat animal evaluation.
  • One of the few departments to offer an undergraduate research scholar program.
  • The only OSU department with a full-time career services professional.
  • Hands-on experience on 15 farms and facilities encompassing nearly 13,000 acres.
  • Industry-leading and loyal alumni following providing financial support to student programs.
  • Our undergraduates make up >50% of the OSU Vet School class every year.

Become part of our Animal Science family today!


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