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Department of Animal Sciences


Becoming a Student

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates Admission Courses Scholarships Financial Aid
Becoming a Freshman at OSU When you apply to The Ohio State University, you can declare an animal sciences or meat science major at that time. If you are admitted to Ohio State, then you are automatically admitted to the Department of Animal Sciences. Admission info: If you have questions about Advanced Placement (AP) credit, you should contact the Office of the University Registrar.

Department scholarship information: click here

Dr. Joseph Ottobre is your contact person in Animal Sciences.

College scholarship information

You must file the college Scholarship Application Form to be considered for departmental scholarships. This application is available November 1 and must be submitted by February 15.

Receipt of a departmental academic award does not preclude your receiving college or university awards if you qualify.

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) can help you navigate the Financial Aid web.


Dr. Pat Whittington is your college contact.

Transferring from another University A number of steps must be followed to get a transfer course approved. For transfer credit information, visit the Office of the University Registrar.

Start with Paul Heimberger, College Academic Counselor

Your contact in animal sciences is Dr. Mike Davis.

Transferring from a Regional Campus

You are eligible to transfer to Columbus once you have completed 30 semester hours and have a GPA of at least 2.0. You will need to meet with your regional campus advisor to fill out the appropriate paperwork.

Your CFAES contact is Paul Heimberger, College Academic Counselor.

Transferring from another College at OSU

Your contact is Paul Heimberger, College Academic Counselor.

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Graduate Students

Please visit our Graduate pages for more information.