Degree Options

The chart below illustrates the degrees and options available to students who want to pursue animal or meat sciences. The Department of Animal Sciences offers majors and minors as described below. Students choosing to major in Animal Sciences (with a B.S. in Agriculture) will select one of 3 specializations. Degree sheets for each major and minor can be found at the links at right.

B.S. Degrees

4-Year Plans

Minors

Additional Options

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B.S. Degrees

B.S. Degrees:
NUTRITION
AGRICULTURE
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Majors:
ANIMAL SCIENCES
ANIMAL SCIENCES
  Consider major if pursuing a professional degree or graduate work in animal nutrition ►you must choose a Specialization below  
Specializations:
ANIMAL BIOSCIENCES ANIMAL INDUSTRIES VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY*
(Agriculture BS degree / Animal Sciences major) Consider if pursuing a professional degree or graduate work Consider if planning to go directly into industry Choose if pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology
*Veterinary Technology Specialization is a joint degree program  between The Ohio State University (OSU) Department of Animal Sciences and Columbus State Community College (CSCC) that will result in a B.S. in Agriculture from OSU and an Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology.
To access Degree Sheets for each major / specialization, see the links above on the right .
Internship: All students are required to complete an approved internship.

4-year plans

Minors

Minor is not available to students majoring in Meat Science
Students enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University are required to complete a minor to graduate.
EQUINE SCIENCE Minor is not available to students majoring in Animal Sciences; option as a 2nd minor for Animal Biosciences and Animal Industries Specializations
HUMAN-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS
Minor is not available to students majoring in Animal Sciences; option as a 2nd minor for Animal Biosciences  and Animal Industries Specializations
Minor is not available to students majoring in Animal Sciences
ANIMAL PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE
Minor is not available to students majoring in Animal Sciences
ANIMAL NUTRITION
Minor is not available to students majoring in Animal Sciences
ANIMAL SCIENCES
Minor is not available to students majoring in Animal Sciences
Note, students in the Veterinary Technology Joint Program will complete a set of courses required for the program that will fulfill their minor requirement.
To access Degree Sheets for each minor, click here.

Additional Options

Other
DAIRY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Consider adding if interested in working in dairy industry
 
RESEARCH DISTINCTION Graduation distinction available to undergrad researchers

General Education (GE) Requirements

Click on above link for information about College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences General Education requirements and a link to details of those requirements in the center of the page.

Additional Information

For additional information about Animal Sciences majors and minors as well as all OSU undergraduate majors and minors, visit the following page: OSU Majors/Minors Exploration