Animal Sciences

Students in Ohio State ATI's Animal Sciences program gain practical, hands-on experience from their first day of classes — something students at other universities may not get until their third or fourth year.

The Associate of Science, or transfer, degree in Animal Sciences allows students to complete 50 percent of the requirements for a bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in Columbus. Students in the Animal Sciences program choose one of six specializations: Animal Health, Beef, Dairy, Horse, Small Ruminant, or Swine.

  1. The objective of the Animal Sciences – Animal Health program at Ohio State ATI is to allow students to complete the first half of a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture majoring in Animal Sciences (Animal Biosciences) at The Ohio State University with a focus on animal health careers and/or academic preparation for professional degrees or graduate work.

  2. The curriculum for the Beef Specialization, Small Ruminant Specialization, and Swine Specialization in the Animal Sciences major is a balance between livestock classes and general education designed to help a student excel upon graduation or as they transition into a bachelor’s degree. The Animal Science classes include principles in nutrition, health, reproduction, genetics, anatomy, and management systems. Students may also take courses in sustainable agriculture, forages, animal appreciation, and manure management.

  3. The Animal Sciences Dairy Specialization is the animal care, business, and services associated with a dairy farm or dairy agribusiness. The Associate of Science degree in Animal Sciences Dairy Specialization allows students to complete 50 percent of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  4. Animal Sciences Horse Specialization majors pursue an Associate of Science degree which allows them to gain hands-on experience prior to enrolling in a Bachelor of Science degree program at The Ohio State University. The program enables students to complete approximately 50 percent of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences or in another agricultural program with an equine minor.