We will be recognized as the premier provider in Ohio, and one of the top academic units in the nation, for undergraduate education in animal sciences. The Department will also be identified nationally and internationally as an outstanding academic unit for graduate education in animal sciences. We will facilitate the development of students to become leaders and responsible world citizens with a knowledge base that includes an understanding of the economic, environmental, and social implications of animal production for food, fiber, recreation, and companionship. The Department will have a reputation in Ohio, nationally, and internationally for being a leader in developing and disseminating new knowledge in the biological sciences for producing food, companion, and service animals. The Department will be transdisciplinary in its approach and responsive to current societal issues such as animal health, food safety, biomass utilization, and environmental sustainability.
Our mission is to discover and communicate knowledge about animals and their products, including their role and impact on society and the environment. The delivery of this mission is directed to the students of The Ohio State University, the scientific community, stakeholders of the Department, and others who are interested in animals used for food and fiber production, recreation, and companion purposes.