Animal Science, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Required Courses 1
Select at least 15 hours from below with approval of the advisory committee and area of specialization:15
Ethics and Professionalism in Animal and Food Science
Special Problems
Basic Reproductive Physiology
Functional and Molecular Endocrinology
Advances in Meat Science
Advanced Animal Breeding
Marker Assisted Selection in Livestock
Carcass Value Estimation Systems
Interpreting Animal and Food Science Research
Techniques in Animal Molecular Biology
Advanced Beef Production
Advanced Ruminant Nutrition
Animal Nutrition Techniques and Laboratory Methods
Advanced Nonruminant Nutrition
Protein Nutrition
Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition
Food Science (FDSC) 5000- and 6000-level courses
Hours Subtotal15
Electives 1
Select 15 hours of other graduate courses with the approval of the advisory committee and area of specialization.15
Choose from graduate level classes in STAT, BIOC, MICR, BIOL, ZOOL, NSCI, BVSC, or other courses deemed appropriate by advisory committee.
Hours Subtotal15
Other Requirements 130
Doctoral Research and Dissertation (Offered for variable credit, 1-10 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours.)
Doctoral Research and Dissertation
Seminar (Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.)
Hours Subtotal30
Total Hours60

Combined Required Courses, Electives and Other Requirements hours must total 60 hours.

Animal Science Requirements

  • At least 75 percent of total credit hours must be 5000/6000 level courses.

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.