Department Of Animal Science

About Us

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

  • Animal Science and Food Science degrees available. 
  • One of the largest departmental undergraduate enrollment major.
  • Fifth largest Animal Science Department in the country.
  • Largest scholarship offering on campus.
  • Ten departmental student 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.
  • 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 four options: food safety, food industry, food science and meat science.
  • Our department has won more national meat judging championships than any other university.
  • We have the reigning National Reserve Champion Meat Evaluation Team, World Champion Horse Judging Team and National Champion Quadrathlon Team.
  • The department sponsors five judging teams: livestock, horse, 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.
  • Get hands-on experience on 15 farms and facilities encompassing nearly 13,000 acres, as well as laboratories in the Food and Agricultural Products Center and Noble Research Center.
  • 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!


This video was made by students in the Animal Science Capstone course as seniors in Animal Science.
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