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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, MS, and MAS 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

  • For over 20 years, Dr. Lynn Knipe, associate professor of food and animal sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, has provided training as part of the Meat Science Extension program. Since 1998, he has taught 1,824 people in 71 introductory Hazard Analysis...

  • Dr. Lyda G. Garcia’s, assistant professor of Meat Science in the Department of Animal Sciences, efforts to promote higher education and the Ohio State Meat Science program has led to a unique opportunity for two Puerto Rican students to achieve a bachelor’s degree in Meat Science at The Ohio...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – A veterinarian and assistant professor of animal sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES) has been named a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare, the only swine veterinarian in Ohio to earn such...

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