Sharpen your expertise in the laboratory. Design and carry out scientific experiments, interpret and validate data, and present and publish your findings.
Select a specialization in animal growth, nutrition or reproduction.
Before entering the four-year program, you'll choose a major professor to serve on your graduate committee and to guide your independent research.
Independent research projects include the following:
Dissertation: Write a proposal for a study that will seek to provide an answer to a significant question. Carry out scientific data collection and carefully document your results. Achieve independence in your research. Publish two or more articles of your experiments and findings in an academic periodical.
Defense: Present your findings in a lecture to your professors and peers. Demonstrate your expertise in a question and answer session.
You'll have opportunities to work with professors who actively conduct research that contributes to knowledge of animal science nationally and internationally. Our professors analyze important topics such as cloning, breeding, pregnancy, lactation, and the health of animals and the environment.