Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

ANIMAL SCIENCE

The degrees of Master of Science (Plan A and Plan B) and Doctor of Philosophy are available in Animal Sciences.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to the graduate program in Animal Sciences conform to the admission standards of the Graduate School. Applicants to the Master's program must have completed a four-year degree at an accredited institution of higher education, must have achieved at least a 2.75 GPA for all undergraduate courses, and must submit scores from the verbal, quantitative, and analytical portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants to the Ph.D. program, in addition to the above requirements, must have completed or be completing a Master's Degree or equivalent and must have achieved a 3.0 GPA for all graduate courses. In addition, all applicants must submit to the Director of Graduate Studies in Animal Sciences three letters of recommendation and a completed Personal Data Record form (obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies).

Degree Requirements

Programs in Animal Sciences are divided into the disciplinary areas of animal nutrition, nutritional and anaerobic microbiology, physiology of reproduction and lactation, and genetics and animal breeding. Special interests in beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep or swine may be pursued within many of these areas. Programs in food science offer specialization in dairy technology, food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, meat biochemistry, and meat processing.

Candidates for the Ph.D. degree are required to declare a minor outside the department. On approval of the student's advisory committee, a minimum of 12 credits in not more than two departments may be substituted for the minor.

GRADUATE COURSES

ASC 404G SHEEP SCIENCE (4)

ASC 408G SWINE SCIENCE (3)

ASC 410G EQUINE SCIENCES (3)

ASC 420G DAIRY CATTLE SCIENCE (3)

ASC 462G ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION AND FERTILITY OF FARM ANIMALS (2)

ASC 564 MILK SECRETION (3)

ASC 601 MAMMALIAN ENDOCRINOLOGY (SAME AS PGY 601) (3)

ASC 602 MICRONUTRIENT METABOLISM (SAME AS NS 602) (4)

ASC 630 ADVANCED MEAT SCIENCE (SAME AS FSC 630) (4)

ASC 660 BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION (SAME AS PGY/ANA 660) (3)

ASC 664 ADVANCED ANIMAL BREEDING (3)

ASC 680 LABORATORY METHODS IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES (SAME AS NS 680) (4)

ASC 681 ENERGY METABOLISM (2)

ASC 682 MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF DIGESTION (4)

ASC 683 PROTEIN METABOLISM (2)

ASC 684 ADVANCED RUMINANT NUTRITION (3)

ASC 685 MINERAL METABOLISM (SAME AS NFS 685) (2)

ASC 686 ADVANCED NONRUMINANT NUTRITION (3)

ASC 687 VITAMIN METABOLISM (2)

ASC 688 EQUINE NUTRITION (2)

ASC 689 PHYSIOLOGY OF NUTRIENT DIGESTION AND ABSORPTION (3)

ASC 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

ASC 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

ASC 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

ASC 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

ASC 771 ANIMAL SCIENCE SEMINAR (1)

ASC 780 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ANIMAL DERIVED FOODS (SAME AS FSC 780) (1-4)

ASC 781 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN GENETICS AND ANIMAL BREEDING (1-4)

ASC 782 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ANIMAL NUTRITION (1-4)

ASC 783 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-4)

ASC 790 RESEARCH IN ANIMAL DERIVED FOODS (SAME AS FSC 790) (1-6)

ASC 791 RESEARCH IN GENETICS AND ANIMAL BREEDING (1-6)

ASC 792 RESEARCH IN ANIMAL NUTRITION (1-6)

ASC 793 RESEARCH IN REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-6)

FSC 434G FOOD CHEMISTRY (4)

FSC 530 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (5)

FSC 535 FOOD ANALYSIS (4)

FSC 536 ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOGY (4)

FSC 538 FOOD FERMENTATION AND THERMAL PROCESSING (4)

FSC 540 FOOD SANITATION (3)

FSC 630 ADVANCED MEAT SCIENCE (SAME AS ASC 630) (4)

FSC 632 FOODBORNE DISEASE AGENTS (3)

FSC 636 FOOD PACKAGING (2)

FSC 638 FOOD PROTEINS (3)

FSC 640 FOOD LIPIDS (3)

FSC 780 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ANIMAL DERIVED FOODS (SAME AS ASC 780) (1-4)

FSC 790 RESEARCH IN ANIMAL DERIVED FOODS (SAME AS ASC 790) (1-6)

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