Learn to Lead in Animal & Rangeland Sciences

Gain hands-on training with world-class researchers and become a leader of tomorrow. Animal and Rangeland Sciences are essential to the social and economic development of Oregon, the nation, and the world. Explore our degree options below to unlock a career that helps make tomorrow better. 

Degrees That Pay. Careers That Matter. 

Undergraduate Programs

Animal Sciences

Learn about production methods involved in the care and management of companion animals, livestock, and poultry.  These facets address the production of meat, dairy, eggs, wool, and animal services such as companionship, work, and recreation.

Rangeland Sciences

Study the sustainable management of rangelands across a variety of biomes, from arid deserts to mesic grasslands to tropical savannahs. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide advanced scientific knowledge regarding multiple ecological processes and social drivers influencing rangeland ecosystems around the globe.

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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs provide research opportunities ranging from applied ecology and management of rangelands to laboratory animals, beef cattle, and exotics—like llamas. Learn basic research from the systems and molecular level all the way to the management or applied level.

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Outreach & Extension

Through programs that advance OSU’s land-grant mission to serve the people of Oregon and beyond, to industry training and resources for K-12 teachers, the Department of Animal & Rangeland Sciences is engaged in our communities.

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Clark Meat Science Center


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Browse Stories

Dr. Gita Cherian, Distinguished Professor, just published a book titled A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition. This book is being published through OSU Press and is available to read online.

This spreadsheet has contact information for all federal and state licensed meat processing facilities in the state of Oregon. These are codified by mobile units, brick-and-mortar facilities, in addition to species-specific facilities....

Nathan Parker runs the meat lab at Oregon State University. He tells us how Oregon’s meat processors and producers will be affected by the new order.

Carol Lorenzen, a professor at the University of Missouri and former international marketing specialist for the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, was also named department head for Animal and Rangeland Sciences at OSU.

Dr. Carol Lorenzen

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is pleased to announce that after an extensive national search, Dr. Carol Lorenzen has been selected as the new head of the Departme...