Complete Listing of all Animal Science Courses Offered (links to Cornell University Courses of Study page)
ANSC 1120 - Sustainable Animal Husbandry
Summer. 3 credits.
Students completing this course will understand the many roles of domestic animals and the importance of their interdependence with humans; appreciate the scope, diversity, and problems related to domestic animal systems; be able to design and operate simple sustainable animal systems; and know how to continue learning about sustainable animal systems. This intensive summer course includes 25 hours of lecture and 39 hours of hands-on laboratory/ demonstrations at various field sites and facilities all within a three-week period. Topics include domestication, sustainability, dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, genetics, swine, nutrition, beef cattle, grazing, dairy cattle, dairy products, goats, poultry, aquaculture, camelids, horses, draft animals, animal systems modeling, Third World limited-resource animal systems, toxicology, lab animals, toxicology, veterinary medicine, and ethics of human interactions with domestic animals.
ANSC 2140 - Raptor Natural History, Conservation, and Captive Management
Summer. 3 credits. Letter grades only.
Prerequisite: high school chemistry and biology.
Introduction to the natural history and the care and management of raptors (birds of prey). Approaches to captive care and maintenance, restraint, training, and captive breeding with potential for reducing pressures on wild populations of avian species are included. A major objective is to present and discuss the scientific basis and merit of avian husbandry and breeding practices in species relevant to the course. Hands-on opportunities in basic raptor handling techniques are included.
Spring 2013 (Click for a printable list)
AN SC 1105 – Contemporary Perspectives of Animal Science
1 credit. Prerequisite: freshmen, sophomores, or first-year transfer standing.
Lecture T 1:25-2:15 pm or W 12:20-1:10 pm. J. Gavalchin.
In addition to preparing students for veterinary medicine, a degree in Animal Science is excellent background for careers in agricultural production, education, marketing, communications, and policy development, in both private and public sectors. In this course, students explore these opportunities and develop skills that will aid them in career planning.
AN SC 2210 - Principles of Animal Genetics 3 credits. Prerequisite: two semesters of college biology.
Lecture TR 9:05-9:55 am; Disc TWR or F 2:00-4:25 pm. I. G. Imumorin.
Examination of basic genetic principles and their application to the improvement of domestic animals, with emphasis on the effects of selection on animal populations and an introduction to the application of molecular techniques to animal improvement.
AN SC 2400 – Animal Reproduction and Development
3 credits. Prerequisite: Two semesters of college level biology. Lecture MWF 10:10-11:00 am. J. E. Parks.
Comparative anatomy and physiology of mammalian and avian reproduction, with emphasis on domestic and laboratory animals; fertilization through embryonic development, pregnancy, and growth to sexual maturity; emphasis on physiological mechanisms and application to fertility regulation.
AN SC 2410 – Animal Reproduction and Development Lab
1 credit. Limited to 30 students per lab. Pre- or corequisite: AN SC 2400.
Lab MTW or R 1:25-4:25 pm. J. E. Parks.
Demonstrates fundamental principles and applied aspects of mammalian and avian reproduction. A limited number of live animals are used in some demonstrations. Dissection and examination of tissues from vertebrate animals are included in selected laboratories.
AN SC 2510 – Applied Dairy Cattle Genetics 2 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 2500.
Lecture MW 12:20-1:10 pm. D. M. Galton.
Application of scientific principles of genetic programs in herds with different breeding programs. Emphasizes economical traits to be used to improve genetic progress and herd performance.
AN SC 2520 – Software Application in Dairy Management
2 credits. No prerequisite.
Lecture W 7:30-9:25 pm. P. A. Ospina.
The objective of this course is to provide structured learning for the applied use of basic computer software. The course is targeted at freshmen and sophomore Animal Science students with a dairy focus and will help them develop the basic tools for building a resume (working with Word), finding/presenting information on a dairy specific topic (working with Refwords and Powerpoint), evaluating data (working with Excel), and evaluating cow files (working with Dairy comp 305 and Feedwatch).
AN SC 2720 – Feline Reproduction
1 credit. Prerequisite: Suggested AN SC 2400.
Lecture M 7:30-9:25 pm (7 week course). J. R. Giles.
Emphasis is on reproduction in the domestic cat, however, aspects particular to reproduction in larger cats will also be presented. Students will learn the physiology of the normal reproductive cycle as well as some common disorders.
AN SC 3200 – Comparative Animal Nutrition and Toxicology: Horses, Dogs, Cats and More
4 credits. Prerequisites: One year college biology and AN SC 2120 (Animal Nutrition) or equivalent.
Lecture MWF 11:15-12:05 pm; Lab T or R 1:25-4:25 pm. One weekend field trip. D. L. Brown.
At the end of this course, students will (1) be able to match feed resources to the physiological needs of horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, deer, reindeer, birds, reptiles, and a variety of other animals found at home, in zoos, rehabilitation centers, on ranches and farms, (2) understand the intellectual processes by which a successful, science-based feeding strategy should be developed for animals without a history of domestication, (3) understand the evolutionary and physiological basis for some of the diversity in nutritional strategies and toxicological vulnerabilities found among animals.
AN SC 3410 – Biology of the Mammary Gland in Health and Disease
2 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 1100 or introductory course in human or animal physiology.
Lecture TR 9:05-9:55 am. Y. R. Boisclair.
The course uses the mammary gland as the platform to illustrate the integration of physiological systems in the whole animal. Lectures cover the anatomy, development and endocrinology of the gland, composition and biosynthesis of milk and diseases related to mammary gland development and function. The information comes from a variety of mammals including the mouse for development, the dairy cow for production aspects and the human for diseases.
AN SC 3510 – Dairy Herd Management 4 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 2500 or permission of instructor. Recommended: AEM 3020.
Lecture MWF 9:05-9:55 am; Lab M 1:25-4:25 pm. D. M. Galton and J. O. Giordano.
Application of scientific principles to practical herd management with components of reproduction, milking, housing, records, and production economics. Laboratories emphasize practical applications, analyses of alternatives, decision making, field trips, and discussion.
AN SC 3511 – Junior Dairy Fellows 2 credits. Prerequisite: Junior standing; AN SC 2500; Permission of Instructor.
F 1:25-4:25 pm. M. E. Van Amburgh.
Designed for undergraduates who have a sincere interest in dairy farm management. Objective is to gain further understanding of the different career opportunities within the industry and individual strengths can be applied to those careers and to begin to develop decision making skills thru interaction with dairy industry professionals and leaders.
AN SC 3550 – Dairy Cattle Nutrition 3 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 2500 or permission of instructor.
Lecture TR 10:10-11:00 am; Lab R 1:25-4:25 pm. T. R. Overton.
Provides a foundation in the principles of dairy cattle nutrition and dairy ration formulation with emphasis on application of feeding programs on dairy farms. Laboratory emphasizes hands-on evaluation of feeds, use of ration formulation software for ration evaluation and formulation, and case study analysis of dairy farms.
AN SC 3700 – Immunology in Animal Health and Disease 2 credits. Prerequisite: Two semesters of majors level biology.
Lecture TR 11:15-12:05 pm. J. Gavalchin.
This course will cover selected concepts in immunology, with a focus on those that are important to domestic animal health and disease prevention. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge of immunological principles to understand current literature, research and practices. Course format will include lectures, literature discussion, and cooperative learning activities.
AN SC 3800 – Sheep
3 credits. Alternate year course; offered odd-numbered years.
Lecture TR 10:10-11:00 am; Lab W 2:00-4:25 pm. M. L. Thonney.
Breeding, feeding, management, and selection of sheep. Lectures and laboratories are designed to give students practical knowledge of sheep production as well as the scientific background for improving management practices. Students spend several days during the semester feeding and caring for ewes and their newborn lambs.
AN SC 3920 – Mechanisms of Animal Growth and Development 2 credits. Prerequisites: AN SC 1100 or equivalent introductory physiology courses.
Lecture TR 12:20-1:10 pm. Q. Long and Y. R. Boisclair.
A course on the basic biology of animal growth and development. The course employs model systems (cell culture, fish and mice) to examine cellular and molecular mechanisms of animal growth and development, and farm animals to discuss whole animal growth patterns and applications of new technologies.
AN SC 3921 – Mechanisms of Animal Growth and Development Lab
1 credit. Prerequisite: AN SC 1100 or equivalent introductory physiology courses.
Laboratory W 1:25-4:25 pm. Q. Long.
A complementary course to AN SC 3920. This laboratory course provides experience in animal genotyping, generation and expression in transgenes, hormone-stimulated cell growth and metabolism of cells and the whole animal. Techniques used in this course include: genomic DNA ligation and transformation, gene expression, immunohistochemistry, glucose and insulin tolerance tests.
AN SC 4010 - Dairy Industry Seminar
1 credit. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.
Seminar M 7:30-8:30 pm. T. R. Overton.
Capstone course in which students explore and discuss contemporary issues related to the dairy industry, with special emphasis on public or consumer perspectives and concerns. Exposure to the scientific literature and ability to integrate the literature into the discussion of these issues will be of particular emphasis.
AN SC 4020 - Seminar in Animal Sciences 1 credit. Prerequisite: students engaged in undergraduate honors research projects.
Seminar R 3:00-4:00 pm. S. M. Quirk.
Reports of undergraduate honors research projects. Students present oral reports of their work for class discussion in addition to written reports.
AN SC 4120 – Whole-Farm Nutrient Management
4 credits. Prerequisites: junior, senior, or graduate standing, AN SC 4110 is preferred but not required.
Lecture TR 11:15-12:05 pm ; Lab T 1:25-4:25 pm. M. E. Van Amburgh and Q. M. Ketterings.
This course provides students with an understanding of the concepts and practices underlying whole- farm nutrient management planning of livestock and dairy farms. Improving profitability and efficiency are key factors considered while improving air and water quality associated with dairy production. Students learn about nutrient management on Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO's) and conduct their own Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan on a case-study farm. This course integrates crop and manure management with nutrition and herd management to provide a broad but focused and action oriented approach.
AN SC 4140 - Ethics and Animal Science 2 credits. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.
Lecture M 12:20-1:10 pm; Disc W 12:20-1:10 pm. D. J. R. Cherney.
Explores place of humans in the biological world, origins of ethics and morality, speciesism, use of animals for research and agricultural purposes, transgenic animals. A book review, participation in discussion in class and online, and a project of the student's choice are used to evaluate the performance of each student.
AN SC 4560 - Dairy Management Fellowship 3 credits. Prerequisites: senior standing; AN SC 2500, AN SC 3510 and AEM 3020 or equivalent; permission of instructor.
Lecture F 1:25-4:25 pm; Labs, announced Saturdays 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
M. E. Van Amburgh.
Designed for undergraduates who have a sincere interest in dairy farm management. Objective is to gain further understanding of the integration and application of dairy farm management principles and programs with respect to progressive dairying and related industries. There are field trips focusing on dairy farm business analyses and feedback, along with other experimental learning activities and professional development and networking opportunities.
AN SC 4570 – Introductory Spanish for Dairy Producers 3 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 2500; permission of instructor.
Lecture TR 9:05-9:55 am; Disc T 1:25-4:25 pm. P. A. Ospina.
Students with a focus on dairy management learn to communicate with the increasingly Spanish-speaking workforce to assure that the knowledge of cutting-edge dairy management and observations from the field are exchanged accurately. This is the first of a sequence of two courses developed to meet these goals.
AN SC 4940 – DNA Diagnostics in Livestock
2 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 1100 and AN SC 2210 or BIOMG 2800
Lecture M 10:10-11:00 am; Lab W 10:10-12:05 pm. S. A. Brooks and M. J. Baker.
Genomic technologies are rapidly moving from the lab bench to the marketplace. Animal agriculture is no exception to this trend. A variety of genetic tests are currently commercially available for traits as diverse as coat color, meat quality and racing performance in species from small ruminants to horses. Genome-scale analysis and marker-assisted selection techniques promise improved production and marketability but have only recently begun to see application in industry. Using the beef industry as a model we will investigate the utility and future implications of these genomic technologies in animal agriculture. Laboratory work will take genomics out of the "black-box"; providing an opportunity to learn genotyping and analysis technics in a hands-on environment.
AN SC 4940 – Individual Dairy Cow Health
2 credits. No prerequisites.
Lecture TR 12:20-1:10 pm. P. A. Ospina.
The objective of this course is to provide structured learning for the review of common dairy cow diseases and treatment. The course is targeted at Junior and Senior students in Animal Science and will help them develop the basic understanding of science based medicine. They will apply these tools in the real world when making treatment and management decisions on farms.
AN SC 4940 – Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries
2 credits. Prerequisite: Junior classification or higher and graduate student status in agricultural, life and natural resource sciences.
Seminar W 10:10-12:05 pm. I. G. Imumorin.
This course uses a seminar and lecture format to introduce undergraduate and interested graduate students to modern trends in animal agriculture in developing countries with emphasis on the unique challenges of raising animals for food and fiber in developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The role of animals in human nutrition, health and economic well-being in developing countries as they relate to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be explored. Current challenges and future directions of animal improvement in nutritional efficiency, reproductive performance, and disease resistance will be discussed.
Fall 2012 (Click for a printable list)
AN SC 1100 – Domestic Animal Biology
4 credits. Letter grade only.
Lecture MWF 9:05-9:55; Lab T or W 1:25-4:25 pm. V. Selvaraj and J. R. Giles.
An introduction to the field of animal science: Students will be exposed to fundamental information on comparative functional anatomy and physiology of livestock, poultry and companion animals. Emphasis will be placed on basic knowledge and its practical utility central to animal health and the use of animals for food production.
AN SC 2120 – Animal Nutrition
4 credits. Prerequisite: CHEM 2080 or equivalent. Recommended: AN SC 1100. Letter grade only.
Lecture MWF 10:10-11:00 am; Lab MTW or R 1:25-4:25 pm. D. J. R. Cherney.
Introduction to animal nutrition, including digestive physiology and metabolism of domestic animals and other species; nutrient properties and requirement for different aspects of animal production and performance; principles of feed evaluation and ration formulation. Laboratory classes include gastrointestinal tract dissections and nutritional experiments performed on laboratory or farm animal species.
AN SC 2150 – Exotic Avian Husbandry and Propagation
2 credits. Prerequisites: AN SC 1100 or one semester of college-level biology. Letter grade only.
Lecture M 2:30-4:25 pm. J. E. Parks and D. E. Muscarella.
Natural history, care, management, health, and breeding of exotic avian species with emphasis on psittacines (parrots & related species) & raptors (birds of prey). Includes lectures, demonstrations and local field trips.
AN SC 2500 – Dairy Cattle Principles
3 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 2510, 3510, 3540, and 3550. S-U or letter grade.
Lecture TR 10:10-11:00 am; Lab T 1:25-4:25 pm. D. M. Galton.
Introduction to background and scientific principles relating to dairy cattle production. Labs provide understanding of dairy cattle production.
AN SC 2650 – Equine Biology and Management
3 credits. Prerequisites: AN SC 1100 or permission of instructor. S-U or letter grade.
Lecture TR 9:05-9:55 am; Lab R 1:25-4:25 pm. S. A. Brooks.
Course provides basics of equine form, function, care, management and handling. Students learn the basic biology of the horse and how to apply this knowledge to solve problems in horse care. Hands-on labs will include safe handling techniques, basic ground work and daily care of class horses. Short trips and tours will illustrate applied concepts in horse industry and health care.
AN SC 2710 – Canine Reproduction–Big Dog, Little Dog
1 credit (7 lectures). Prerequisite: AN SC 2400. Letter grade only.
Lecture M 7:30-9:25 pm. J. R. Giles.
Emphasis is on reproduction in the domestic dog, however, aspects particular to reproduction in wolves, coyotes, the dingo, and jackals will also be presented. Students will learn the physiology of the normal reproductive cycle as well as some common disorders.
AN SC 3100 – Introduction to Animal Welfare
2 credits. S-U or letter grade. M 7:30-9:25 pm. D. J. R. Cherney and J. M. Regenstein.
Animal welfare issues are discussed, mainly for farm animals, but companion animals are also considered. Both animal specific and general areas of animal welfare are discussed.
AN SC 3540 – Dairy Cattle Herd Health
3 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 2500 or permission of instructor. S-U or letter grade.
Lecture TR 9:05-9:55 am; Lab R 1:25-4:25 pm. P. A. Ospina.
Application of scientific principles to practical herd management with emphasis on herd health and animal well-being. Laboratory emphasizes practical applications of herd health management.
AN SC 3980 – Animals in Biomedical Research
2 credits. Prerequisites: two semesters of college-level biology, AN SC 1100 or equivalent introductory physiology course. Letter grades only. X. Lei.
This course introduces features and applications of various animal models for biomedical research on human health and diseases. Emphasis will be given on appropriate animal models for studying human development, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hereditary diseases, and nutritional deficiencies. Model species include food-producing animals, recreational/companion animals, and laboratory animals. Lectures will cover basic biology, common uses in biomedical research, and unique applications of selected species for target human disease. Comparative physiology between model species and humans, advantages and limitations of given models, and regulations of biomedical uses of animals will also be discussed.
An Sc 4000 – Feeding the World: The Biological and Quantitative Analyses of Livestock and Crop Systems (cross listed with IARD 4000)
4 credits. Prerequisites: Prefer students have at least one course in biology, in agriculture and in economics. SU or Letter. D. L. Brown.
The purpose of this course is to leave Cornell students from any major with a deep and quantitative understanding of the agricultural systems that feed the world today, others that fed the world during the past 10,000 years, and those that will be needed to feed the world in the future. These students will also be motivated to take action through their daily lives to achieve better food systems for their community of the world, through their life’s work, by what they eat, and which policies they advocate.
AN SC 4050 – Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Reproductive Physiology (cross listed BIOAP 4050)
3 credits. Prerequisites: One year introductory biology and introductory physiology (AN SC 1100 or BIOG 1440 and AN SC 2400 or BIOAP 3110). Letter grade only.
Lecture TR 1:25-2:15 pm; Lab T 2:30-4:25 pm. S. M. Quirk.
Lectures on selected topics in reproductive biology of male and female mammals with a focus on how research questions are formulated, addressed and influenced by previous discoveries. Concepts introduced apply to investigation of all areas of animal physiology. Laboratory exercises provide experience in cellular and molecular methods used to study reproductive function.
AN SC 4110 – Integrated Cattle Nutrition
4 credits. Designed for juniors, seniors, and entering graduate students. Prerequisites: AN SC 1100 and 2120 (or equivalent). Highly recommended: AN SC 3550. Letter grade only.
Lecture MWF 10:10-11:00 am; Lab M 1:25-4:25 pm. M. E. Van Amburgh.
Integrates concepts of cattle nutrition and farm nutritional management to help students understand and appreciate factors influencing the performance of cattle under diverse conditions. Topics covered include the effect of environment on maintenance costs; the nutrient requirements for various stages of growth, lactation, and pregnancy; rumen function; feed composition and chemistry; nutrient partitioning; and the environmental impacts of cattle and how to minimize them. Computer models (Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System) are used in the laboratory to actualize the information presented in lectures. Herd case studies are used in lab and there are field trips to farms to evaluate the nutritional management.
AN SC 4250 – Gamete Physiology and Fertilization (cross listed BIOAP 4250)
Offered alternate years; next offered Fall 2013.
2 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 2400 or equivalent. Letter grade only.
Lecture R 2:30-4:25 pm. J. E. Parks.
Study of the formation, growth, differentiation, and maturation of mammalian sperm and oocytes; gamete transport and interaction with male and female reproductive tracts; and cytological, physiological, and molecular changes required for fertilization. Lecture, discussion, and aspects of gamete physiology and in vitro technologies such as cryopreservation, oocyte maturation, and fertilization are covered.
AN SC 4270 – Fundamentals of Endocrinology (cross listed BIOAP 4270)
3 credits. Prerequisite: animal or human physiology course or permission of instructor. Letter grade only. Lecture MWF 9:05-9:55 am. P. A. Johnson.
Physiology and regulation of endocrine secretions. Emphasizes neuroendocrine, reproductive, growth, and metabolic aspects of endocrinology. Examples are selected from many animals, including humans.
AN SC 4400 – Tools for a Lifelong Career in Research (cross listed with BIOMS 4400)
1 credit (7 lectures). Prerequisite: 20 credit hours in science and/or technology courses. Letter grade only. Lecture W 2:30-4:25 pm.
The purpose of the course is to prove students with both general strategies and specific tools that facilitate a lifelong career in features. Keys to a successful and satisfying research career will be emphasized using historic examples including several from Cornell.
AN SC 4510 – Dairy Herd Business Management
3 credits. Corequisite: AN SC 4560. Letter grade only.
Lecture W 1:25-2:15 pm; Disc W 2:30-4:25 pm; Lab F 1:25-4:25 pm. J. Karszes and D. M. Galton.
Emphasizes dairy herd business management with application to herd management analysis. Laboratory includes farm tours and analysis.
AN SC 4511 – Quantitative Decision Making on Dairy Farms
3 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 2500. S-U or letter grade.
Lecture M 7:30-9:25 pm; Disc W 8:00-8:50 am. P. A. Ospina and M. E. Van Amburgh.
Course objective is to enhance critical thinking skills in dairy management using a problem based approach and to further develop the tools necessary to analyze situations and issues. Data acquisition and analyses (using programs such as Dairy Comp 305) will be used along with spreadsheet development for partial budgets. There will be in-class questions along with take home assignments.
AN SC 4580 – Advanced Spanish for Dairy Producers
3 credits. Prerequisite: AN SC 4570; permission of instructor. S-U or letter grade.
Lecture TR 12:20-1:10 pm, Lab W 1:25-4:25 pm. P. A. Ospina
Students with a focus on dairy management need to be able to communicate with the Spanish-speaking workforce, and upward mobility of that workforce depends on knowledge of cutting-edge dairy management. This is the second course of a two-sequence program that will further develop the students’ skills to be able to communicate in Spanish higher-level dairy production tasks and principles to Spanish-speaking dairy workers.
AN SC 4700 – Merchandising Beef Cattle
2 credits. Limited to 35 students. S-U or letter grade.
Lecture M 7:30-9:25 pm. M. J. Baker.
Introduction to the merchandising of replacement beef heifers. Topics of study will include budgeting, advertising, animal preparation, cataloging, clerking, and reporting. Students will gain practical knowledge through lecture as well as hands-on experience by planning, organizing, and conducting a sale of bred beef heifers from the Empire Heifer Development Program.
AN SC 7570 – Current Concepts in Reproductive Biology (cross listed BIOAP 7570)
Offered alternate years. Next offered Fall 2013.
3 credits. Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in biology and strong interest in reproductive biology. S-U or letter grade.
Seminar TR 10:10-12:05 pm. J. E. Fortune and S. M. Quirk.
Team-taught survey course in reproductive physiology/endocrinology. Lectures by a number of reproductive biologists on various aspects of male reproductive function (endocrine regulation, testis function, spermatogenesis, sperm physiology/function); female reproductive function (endocrinology, ovarian development and function, oocyte physiology/function); fertilization and gamete transport; pregnancy; parturition; lactation; aging; reproductive technology. Student participation in the form of discussions and/or presentations.
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AN SC 4960 – Internship in Animal Science
Fall or Spring. 1-3 credits, variable.
Structured, on-the-job learning experience under supervision of qualified professionals in a cooperating organization (e.g., farm, agribusiness, pharmaceutical company, zoo, educational institution). Internships are arranged by the student and must be approved in advance by the student's academic advisor.
AN SC 4970 – Individual Study in Animal Science
Fall or Spring. 1-3 credits, variable.
May include individual tutorial study or a lecture topic selected by a professor. Because topics may change, the course may be repeated for credit.
AN SC 4980 – Undergraduate Teaching in Animal Science
Fall or Spring. 1-3 credits, variable.
Designed to consolidate the student's knowledge. A participating student assists in teaching a course allied with his or her education and experience. The student is expected to meet regularly with a discussion or laboratory section, to gain teaching experience, and regularly to discuss teaching objectives, techniques, and subject matter with the professor in charge.
AN SC 4990 – Undergraduate Research in Animal Science
Fall or Spring. 1-6 credits, variable.
Prerequisite: GPA of at least 2.7. Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited to: juniors or seniors. Not open to students who have earned 6 or more undergraduate research credits elsewhere in the college.
Affords opportunities for students to carry out independent research under appropriate supervision. Each student is expected to review pertinent literature, prepare a project outline, conduct the research, and prepare a report.
AN SC 4991 – Undergraduate Honors Research in Animal Science
Fall or Spring. 1-6 credits, variable.
Permission of instructor required.
Enrollment limited to: qualified students pursuing the research honors program in animal science.
AN SC 6100 – Animal Science Seminar
Fall or Spring. 1 credit.
Enrollment limited to: graduate students.
Weekly seminar on topics related to animal science. The requirement for an S grade is regular attendance at seminars during the semester.
AN SC 6190 – Field of Nutrition Seminar
Fall or Spring. No credit. Cross listed.
For description, see NS 6190.
AN SC 6210 – Reproductive Physiology/Endocrinology Seminar
Fall or Spring. 1 credit.
Permission of instructor or graduate standing required.
Current research in reproductive physiology is presented by faculty and staff members, graduate students, and invited speakers.
AN SC 6220 – Graduate Student Research Updates
Fall or Spring. 1 credit.
Enrollment in the Animal Science Graduate Program.
AN SC 7900 – Graduate Level Thesis Research
Fall or Spring. 1-12 credits, variable.
Permission of advisor required. Enrollment limited to: students in a PhD program only before "A" exam has been passed.
AN SC 8900 – Master's Level Thesis Research
Fall or Spring. 1-12 credits, variable.
Permission of advisor required. Enrollment limited to: students admitted specifically to a master's program.
AN SC 9900 – Doctoral-Level Thesis Research
Fall or Spring. 1-12 credits, variable.
Permission of advisor required. Enrollment limited to: students admitted to candidacy after "A" exam has been passed.