Animal Science Graduate Degree

Animal Science Graduate Major Degree Requirements

Required Courses for Master of Science

Topics Courses Credits
Survey of Animal Disciplines AN S 501 1
Seminar in Animal Science Disciplines One of AN S 603,633,658,684,685,or a POS committee approved seminar 1
Statistics STAT 401 4
Biochemistry BBMB 420 (3 credits) OR BBMB 404 & 405 (6 credits) 3-6
Special Topics - Teaching AN S 590 L 2
Seminar in Animal Science AN S 695 1
Responsible Conduct in Research GRST 565 or Equivalent* 1
At least one course from at least two of the five subject areas in Animal Science
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics:  ANS 561 (4 cr)
  • Nutrition:  AN S 518 (3cr.)
  • Nutrition:AN S 520 (3cr.)
  • Physiology:  AN S 549 (4cr.)
  • Reproduction AN S 533 (2cr.)
  • Meat Science:  A AN S 570 (3cr.)
 
Additional Coursework and Research (for a total of 30 total credits) POSC Approved  

Required Courses for PhD Degree

Topics Courses 1
Survey of Animal Disciplines AN S 501 1
Seminar in Animal Science Disciplines One of An S 603, 633, 658, 684, 685, or a POSC approved seminar

1

Statistics STAT 401 & 402 7
Biochemistry BBMB 420 (4cr.) OR BBMB 404 & 405 (6cr.) 4-6
Special Topics - Teaching AN S 590L (two occasions) 4
Seminar in Animal Science AN S 695 2
Responsible Conduct in Research GRST 565 or Equivalent* 1
At least one course from three of the five subject areas in Animal Science
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics:  AN S 561 (4cr.)
  • Nutrition:  An S 518 (3cr.)
  • Nutrition:  AN S 520 (3cr.)
  • Physiology:  AN S 549 (4cr.)
  • Reproduction:  AN S 533 (2cr.)
  • Meat Science:  AN S 570 (3cr.)
8-11
Additional coursework and research (for a total of 72 total credits)

POSC Approved

 

* This requirement of all Animal Science Students is met by completing CR ST 565, Responsible Conduct in Research in Science and Engineering, or by completing the online course in CITI program.  See details at www.compliance.iastate.edu/rcr/training/.