Undergraduate Student Information
For more information, contact the undergraduate lead academic advisor:
dodi [dot] reesman [at] oregonstate [dot] edu or by calling (541) 737-4761.
Fall 2013 Newsletter (doc)
Spring 2012 Newsletter (doc)
Winter 2012 Newsletter (doc)
Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes
As a result of undergraduate studies in Animal Science, students will gain knowledge and experiences that will:
- help them to understand a complex world in the form of a basic understanding in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
- give students a broad perspective of domestic animals from their pets at home to the livestock and poultry species that provide a majority of the protein in the human diet.
- gain knowledge on the complexities of how the basic sciences relate to the production of animal food products, such as meat, milk and eggs.
- give students an understanding of the similarities and differences of the production of the major animal commodities, and help them to understand how animal production methods have evolved.
- give students an appreciation of the basic and applied scientific disciplines of, Nutrition, Physiology, Genetics, and Behavior and how they relate to domestic animal management and production.
- appreciate the complexities of animal production and its relationship to the ethics of the modern world.
There are two paths one can take to get a degree in Animal Sciences. The Pre-Vet Med / Science Option is designed for students who are pursuing a degree with the intent to move on toward vet school or other graduate-level coursework. The Animal Management Option is geared more toward students wanting to graduate with a bachelor's degree and move into industry-level positions. However, students may still apply for graduate school with the Animal Management Option (just not vet school). Neither degree is necessarily "better" than the other, and they do share many similarities. Please discuss both options with your advisor to select which may be right for you.
Advising check-off sheets for undergraduate majors and options:
Major Options (for students entering in Fall 2012 or later)
Major Options (for students entering PRIOR to Fall 2012)
- Pre-Vet Med / Science Option (doc)
- Animal Management Option (doc): Emphasis areas - beef, behavior/bioethics, dairy, equine, poultry, and sheep (note: emphasis areas do not appear on your transcripts)
- No Option (doc)
Minor Options: a combination of:
- 12 credits any lower division Animal Sciences courses
- 15 credits any upper division Animal Sciences courses
Pre-Vet Med / Science Option Resources
OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine (Admissions Requirements)