Degree Requirements

Animal Physiology Graduate Major Degree Requirements

Required Courses for Master of Science

Topics Courses Credits
Survey of Animal Science Disciplines AN S 501

1

 

Seminar in Animal Physiology AN S 633 OR 685 1
Advanced Vertebrate Physiology AN S 549 4
Statistics STAT 587 4
Biochemistry BBMB 420 (3 cr.) OR BBMB 404 &405 (6 cr.) 3-6
Special Topics - Teaching AN S 590L 2
Seminar in Animal Science AN S 695 1
Responsible Conduct in Research GRST 565 or Equivalent 1
Additional Coursework and Research (At least 30 total credits) POSC Approved  

Required Courses for PhD Degree

Topics Courses Credits
Survey of Animal Science Disciplines AN S 501 1
Seminar in Animal Physiology An S 633 OR 685 1
Advanced Vertebrate Physiology AN S 549 4
Statistics STAT 587

4

Biochemistry BBMB 420 (3 cr.) OR BBMB 404 & 405 3-6
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
Additional coursework and research (total of 72 credits) POSC Approved  

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

Additional course requirements for Master of Science and PhD degree specializations in the physiology major are outlined here:

Reproductive Physiology Specialization for Master of Science

Topics Courses Credits
Seminar in Animal Physiology AN S 633 OR 685 1
Physiology & Endocrinology of Animal Reproduction An S 533 2
Statistics STAT 402 3

Reproductive Physiology Specialization for PhD Degree

Topics Courses Credits
Seminar in Animal Physiology AN S 633 OR 685 (total of two terms) 2
Physiology & Endocrinology of Animal Reproduction AN S 533 2
Statistics STAT 402 3

Muscle Biology Specialization for Master of Science

Topics Courses Credits
Seminar in Animal Physiology AN S 633 or 685 1
Molecular Biology of Muscle AN S 670

3

Muscle Biology Specialization for PhD Degree

Topics Courses Credits
Seminar in Muscle Biology AN S 633 OR 685 1
Molecular Biology of Muscle AN S 670 3
600 Level Elective in ANS or BBMB POSC Approved 3

Ethology Specialization for Master of Science

Topics Courses Credits
Topics in animal behavior, welfare and contemporary issues AN S 537 (A-D) 3
Special Topics:  Ethology AN S 590N 3

Ethology Specialization for PhD Degree

Topics Courses Credits
Topics in animal behavior, welfare and contemporary issues  AN S 537 (A-D)

3

Special topics:  ethology AN S 590 N 3
Principles of morphology II BMS 531 4
Neuroanatomy BMS 537 3
Immunology MICRO 575 3
Statistical Design and the Analysis of Experiments STAT 402 3

Graduate students majoring in Animal Phsyiology without a specialization are encouraged to enroll in additional physiology courses beyond AN S 549 to complement their scientific and professional goals.