Learn to collect and analyze data that contributes to innovations in animal science. Specialize in animal nutrition, reproductive physiology, meats, animal breeding, and muscle biology and growth.
Achieve your degree in two years. Learn research protocols. Conduct literature reviews, design and carry out scientific experiments, and interpret and validate data.
Before entering the program, determine the professor whose research interests match your own. Secure a position as an assistant in his or her lab. This professor will serve on your graduate committee and guide your independent research.
For your thesis, you'll develop a research methodology, carry out scientific data collection, and analyze and present your results. You'll also publish your findings in an academic periodical.
Work with professors who are conducting research that is nationally and internationally significant. Explore topics such as reproduction, growth and lactation physiology; meat and dairy science and nutrition; and aquaculture. Our professors contribute to innovations in cloning and production processes that are less harmful to the environment.