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 1,000 undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds from 40 states and several foreign countries.
  • Our department has two degrees; Animal Science and Food Science. 
  • 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, reigning National Champion Meat Judging Team  and reigning World Champion Horse Judging 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.
  • 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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