Animal Sciences – Online Minor

Earn a minor in animal sciences online through Ecampus

Oregon State Ecampus, in partnership with the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, invites you to discover the flexibility and ease of completing an animal sciences minor online as part of your undergraduate degree program.

Programs in animal sciences provide up-to-date information on methods of rearing livestock and poultry that produce meat, milk, eggs, wool and other animal products. In addition, the department addresses the care of animals that enhance human well-being through companionship, recreation and human aid – such as horses and companion animals. Essential to this information is knowledge generated from the fields of animal behavior/bioethics, genetics, nutrition and physiology.


Curriculum details and requirements for the 27-credit animal sciences minor are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Wildland ecology
  • Animal behavior and cognition
  • Animal genetics
  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal physiology
  • Companion animal management
  • Equine health and disease
  • Grazing livestock production
  • Reproduction in domestic animals

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.