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.

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Undergraduate Programs


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.


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

Also known as the Meat Lab, the Clark Meat Science Center is a teaching and research facility located on campus that is also an on-site retail store. A myriad of meat products crafted by students can be purchased during business hours. Open to the public on Fridays from 12pm – 5:30pm

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Safeguarding rangeland through a cooperative effort remain key goal for local extension agent

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Our Students

Shelby Wanser | M.S. Animal Sciences | Class of 2020

OSU pride panelist | Animal Trainer | Out ‘N About facilitator

Diana Esparza | Animal Sciences | Hermiston, OR | Class of 2022

STEM Leaders Program Assistant | CAS Leadership Academy Fellow

EOP & CAMP Alumna | CAS Dean's List | MANRRS Executive Member

First generation college student