Animal Science, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (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
Rumenology
Animal Nutrition Techniques and Laboratory Methods
Advanced Nonruminant Nutrition
Protein Nutrition
Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition
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
ANSI 6000 or FDSC 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-10 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours.)
ANSI 6110 or FDSC 6110 (Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.)
Hours Subtotal30
Total Hours60

Animal Science Requirements

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

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval