Degree Requirements

Animal Physiology Graduate Major Degree Requirements

Required Courses for Master of Science

TopicsCoursesCredits
Survey of Animal Science DisciplinesAN S 5010

1

 

Seminar in Animal PhysiologyAN S 6330 OR 68501
Advanced Vertebrate PhysiologyAN S 54904
StatisticsSTAT 58704
BiochemistryBBMB 4200 (3 cr.) OR BBMB 4040 &4050 (6 cr.)3-6
Special Topics - TeachingAN S 5900L2
Seminar in Animal ScienceAN S 69501
Responsible Conduct in ResearchGRST 5650 or Equivalent1
Additional Coursework and Research (At least 30 total credits)POSC Approved 

Required Courses for PhD Degree

TopicsCoursesCredits
Survey of Animal Science DisciplinesAN S 50101
Seminar in Animal PhysiologyAn S 6330 OR 68501
Advanced Vertebrate PhysiologyAN S 54904
StatisticsSTAT 58704
BiochemistryBBMB 4200 (3 cr.) OR BBMB 4040 & 40503-6
Special Topics - TeachingAN S 5900L (two occasions)4
Seminar in Animal ScienceAN S 69502
Responsible Conduct in ResearchGRST 5650 or Equivalent1
Additional coursework and research (total of 72 credits)POSC Approved 

*This requirement of all Animal Science Students is met by completing GR ST 5650, Responsible Conduct in Research in Science and Engineering, or by completing the online course in the CITI program.  See details at https://www.compliance.iastate.edu/rcr.

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

TopicsCoursesCredits
Seminar in Animal PhysiologyAN S 6330 OR 68501
Physiology & Endocrinology of Animal ReproductionAn S 53302
StatisticsSTAT 40203

Reproductive Physiology Specialization for PhD Degree

TopicsCoursesCredits
Seminar in Animal PhysiologyAN S 6330 OR 6850 (total of two terms)2
Physiology & Endocrinology of Animal ReproductionAN S 53302
StatisticsSTAT 40203

Muscle Biology Specialization for Master of Science

TopicsCoursesCredits
Seminar in Animal PhysiologyAN S 6330 or 68501
Molecular Biology of MuscleAN S 67003

Muscle Biology Specialization for PhD Degree

TopicsCoursesCredits
Seminar in Muscle BiologyAN S 6330 OR 68501
Molecular Biology of MuscleAN S 67003
600 Level Elective in ANS or BBMBPOSC Approved3

Ethology Specialization for Master of Science

TopicsCoursesCredits
Topics in animal behavior, welfare and contemporary issuesAN S 5370 (A-D)3
Special Topics:  EthologyAN S 5900N3

Ethology Specialization for PhD Degree

TopicsCoursesCredits
Topics in animal behavior, welfare and contemporary issues AN S 5370 (A-D)3
Special topics:  ethologyAN S 5900 N3
Principles of morphology IIBMS 53104
NeuroanatomyBMS 53703
ImmunologyMICRO 57503
Introduction to Experimental DesignSTAT 57103

Graduate students majoring in Animal Physiology without a specialization are encouraged to enroll in additional physiology courses beyond AN S 5490 to complement their scientific and professional goals.