Welcome Future and Current Graduate Students, Alumni and Friends!
The Animal Science Graduate Program is dedicated to training graduate students in the multiple disciplines associated with the animal sciences. Basic to the program is 1) development of an appreciation in students of the depth and breadth of knowledge available in the disciplines of animal physiology (e.g., ruminant and monogastric nutrition, reproduction or stress) or health and well-being (immunology, genomics, microbiology, pre-harvest food safety, or behavior), 2) creating an awareness of the use of the scientific method in the investigation of fundamental problems associated with animal production, and 3) enhancement and refinement of verbal and written communication skills.
The goal of our Animal Science Graduate Program is to train students to be well qualified to compete for the diverse job opportunities available within the student's major interest area. This often requires a mixture of general and specific training adapted to the individual student's needs and desires. Because animal science involves a combination of many allied disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, genomics, and statistics, the types of MS and PhD programs available to students are flexible but of equally high quality regardless of the direction of effort. Thus, programs rely on selection of a combination of courses in allied sciences, together with graduate courses in the animal science area itself. This, together with the planning, conducting, interpretation and reporting of an original research project, constitutes the general design of any individual graduate program.
The graduate research faculty and staff are diverse, offering a wide range of educational and experiential hands on learning opportunities, and committed to recruiting talented students. Just ask any of our graduate alumni located all over the world, enjoying careers as leaders in government, academia, and in animal and biomedical industries!
Thank you for your interest. Please don't hesitate to contact us should you want to learn more about the graduate program!