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.


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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Browse Stories

Cows graze on farmland on a sunny day. Photo: OPB

Top Story

How grasshoppers and drought affect Oregon ranchers

Oregon’s drought-stricken lands provide optimal conditions for grasshoppers. Last year, the state saw one of the worst outbreaks in the past 50...


OSU Tackles Grasshopper Infestation in Klamath County

In the summer of 2021, Oregon suffered its worst outbreaks of grasshoppers and Mormon crickets in 50 years. Light infestations – six to seven...

Woman butcher

New Group Provides ‘Voice’ for Women in Meat Industry

“It is a male-dominated industry, and it has been for a long time,” OSU Professor Carol Lorenzen told The Food Institute. “Women want...

beef extension specialist Juliana Ranches announcing the university’s first RancHER webinar series

First RancHER program promotes women in beef

This webinar series in December was organized by Juliana Ranches, Assistant Professor and Beef Extension Specialist at Oregon State University...

Our Students

Shelby Wanser  |  Master’s Degree |  Animal Sciences

Ruben Lopez feeds a cow

Ruben Lopez | Animal Science | BioResource Research | Boardman, OR | Class of 2022

College Assistance Migrant Program Completion

CAS Leadership Academy Completion | CAS Deans List Certificate of Excellence

2020-2021 National MANNRS Officer - Undergraduate Student Vice President