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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

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

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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What dogs do when humans are not around, according to experts

The human-dog bond is ancient: we have co-evolved together since before writing even existed. Our long cohabitation with dogs has granted both...

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OSU lab featured in The Washington Post dispels rumors of cats being antisocial creatures

Oregon State University Professor Monique Udell said humans' perception of cats influences how they grow up

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Spent hemp biomass: A feed use that supports milk production in dairy cows

As an ingredient, hemp is rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can benefit an animal’s immune system, performance, and...

David Bohnert of OSU explains to listeners at the Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise how virtual fencing can keep livestock in or out of a designated area.

Ranchers, officials hear about virtual fencing

Ranchers and officials heard a presentation on virtual fencing Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise by David Bohnert of the...

Our Students

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

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