Welcome to the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University. Housed within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, we provide undergraduate and graduate students opportunities inside and outside the classroom to meet their personal goals. Undergraduate students can choose from a B.S. in Nutrition or Agriculture and 7 minors. The B.S. in Agriculture offers majors in Animal Sciences (with specializations in Animal Biosciences, Animal Industries, and Veterinary Technology) and Meat Sciences. Our graduate program offers PhD and MS degrees. Our students have continued their education in graduate, medical, and veterinary school and career opportunities for our graduates include: pharmaceutical sales, geneticist, animal trainer, laboratory animal manager, USDA meat inspector, product developer, biomedical researcher, and many more.

Research in the Department of Animal Sciences aims to increase the economic profitability of agricultural animals and quality of their products, improve animal welfare, and lessen the environmental impact of animal systems. Our faculty have diverse areas of research expertise including:

  • Growth, development, and meat science
  • Breeding, genetics, & reproduction
  • Mammary biology & milk quality
  • Animal welfare & behavior
  • Nutrition & microbiology
  • Waste management & biofuels
  • Human-Animal interactions

We invite you to explore the website or contact us for additional information!


  • The CFAES Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research & Education (CHAIRE) was originally scheduled to hold their Inaugural Research Symposium on Tuesday April 7. During this unprecedented time of holding events in the future, Co-Directors Dr. Kelly George and Dr.

  • Graduate Student Celebration

    Congratulations to the 2020 graduating Department of Animal Sciences graduate students!  A virtual celebration was held on May, 5 2020.  Dr. John Foltz, Chair, and Dr. Jim Kinder, Graduate Studies Chair, welcomed faculty, staff, graduate students, and their attending families.  

  • The Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University is pleased to recognize the Animal Sciences undergraduate students who were awarded the American Society of Animal Science 2020 Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award.


Undergraduate Research in Uganda - Taylor Klass
Undergraduate Research in Uganda - Taylor Klass
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