Department Roundup : Department Roundup 2015 09 22

  1. Master in Animal Sciences (MAS) Now Offered

    The Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University is offering a new Master in Animal Sciences graduate degree. This program is different from a typical Master of Sciences (MS) in that research is not required and it is a non-thesis program. Acceptance into the program is similar to the other graduate programs in that an application must be submitted to the OSU Graduate School (, and after its review, the application is forwarded to the Graduate Studies Committee in the Department of Animal Sciences for review. Requirements include a minimum of 3.0 GPA and a Graduate Records Examination score of at least 300. Admission decisions also are determined by availability of space in the program, availability of an advisor, and their area of interest.

    Students accepted into the program must complete a minimum of 35 credit hours; complete a final exam in the form of a comprehensive written exam, professional project, research proposal, or a culminating paper; and present an exit seminar. The credit hours for the program must include the following:

    Core Courses (9 cr hr)
    Specialization (choose one area; 11-12 cr hr)

    Animal Sciences
    Meat Science

    Electives (13-14 cr hr)

    This graduate program is aimed at individuals who wish to increase their knowledge and competence at the graduate level in preparation for entering the industry, attending professional school, or becoming an academic or outreach educator. The courses are not offered online, thus, students need to travel to campus for the instruction, and standard tuition fees for graduate school apply. With research not being required, the program is more flexible than the traditional MS program. For additional information, contact Ms. Sarah Hancock, Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Animal Sciences, 110J Animal Science, 2029 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-688-1087,

    Originally published in Buckeye Dairy News, September 2015, Volume 17, Issue 4, by Maurice Eastridge.

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  2. Pig Welfare Seminar

  3. Professional Networking in Animal Sciences


    Join us to hear from these professionals. Weekly email notices will provide speaker information.

  4. 1st Annual Meat Judging Coaches Clinic

  5. First Annual Buckeye Classic Meat Judging Contest

    In addition to the event below, communicate to any student a competition for them on Thursday, November 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in 117 Animal Science Building (dinner will be provided after the event); teams or individuals are welcome. No charge. RSVP with Dr. Lyda G. Garcia.

  6. Around the Department

    Columbus Zoo Visitors

    A recent research study examining human-animal interactions, which included a learning opportunity with multiple species, was conducted by Dr. Kimberly Cole and Kelly George. Undergraduate students took part. The Columbus Zoo provided exotic animal interactions as part of the study, shown in photo.

    President’s Affordability Grants benefit thousands of undergrads. onCampus, September 9, 2015. (Feat. Kaci Bryant, second year, Animal Sciences)

    Ohio State 'barbecue science' class blends science, cuisine. The Columbus Dispatch, September 18, 2015. (Feat. Michael Cressman, Michael Chakerian, Henry Zerby, students)

    Meat Science Video--Tailgating special. Ohio State Extension Facebook page. September 10, 2015. (Feat. Michael Cressman and Lyda Garcia.) First in a series of tailgating videos to be released in October.

    Ohio State Meat Specialist Speaks to Industry on Reducing Sodium. CFAES News. September 14, 2015. (Feat. Lynn Knipe)

    The World Is the Classroom: CFAES Study Abroad Provides Unique Educational Experiences. CFAES News. August 25, 2015. (Feat. Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare Study abroad program)

    Study Abroad. YouTube CFAES. (Feat. animal sciences programs and students)

  7. Around Town

    Midwestern Section ASAS and Midwest Branch ADSA Call for Abstracts: deadline November 11, 2015.

    JAM 2016 notice: pre-conference symposium on "Gut Microbiota, Diet, and Health" sponsored by ASAS and ASN.

    2015 Board of Directors Elections: Meet the Candidates. (Feat. John Anderson).

    UW Right Fit for New Animal Science Department Head. (Feat. Mike Day)

  8. Recently Published

    Monique Pairis-Garcia. Alternative farrowing options in the swine industry. Factsheet: Small and Beginning Farmer. PIG 17-01-01.

    Dr. Thaddeus Ezeji is Guest Editor of the “Biofuels and Biochemicals Production” Special Issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637).