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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!

News

  • Department of Animal Sciences alumni and current graduate students received awards at the 2020 American Society of Animal Sciences (ASAS)-American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Midwest Annual Meeting. The meeting was held March 2-4 in Omaha, NE. Animal Sciences Professor, Dr.

  • OARDC/Krauss Dairy Center was recognized by the National Mastitis Council for quality milk production at its January 31st, 2020 Awards Luncheon, held in conjunction with the NMC 59th Annual Meeting in Orlando. Krauss was recognized as a Gold NDQA (National Dairy Quality Award) Winner.

  • PhD student Kaylin Chasser earned the highest score in oral presentations at the Southern Conference on Avian Diseases. The conference is part of The International Poultry Scientific Forum.

Videos

Undergraduate Research in Uganda - Taylor Klass
Undergraduate Research in Uganda - Taylor Klass
Buckeye Dairy Hype Video
Buckeye Dairy Hype Video