Animal Science - Online and Distance Education

Animal Science

 

Courses

The Master of Animal Science program requires 36 credit hours, which includes 19 credits of core courses and 17 credits of elective courses.

Required Core Courses

ANS 601 - Animal Science Seminar

Units: 1

Weekly seminars on topics of current interest given by resident faculty members, graduate students and visiting lecturers.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term

ST 511 - Statistical Methods For Researchers I

Units: 3

Basic concepts of statistical models and use of samples; variation, statistical measures, distributions, tests of significance, analysis of variance and elementary experimental design, regression and correlation, chi-square.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Summer Term 1

Biochemistry or Ag Education - Choose one

AEE 521 - Program Planning in Agricultural and Extension Education

Units: 3

Consideration of the need for planning programs in education; objectives and evaluation of community programs; use of advisory group; organization and use of facilities.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

AEE 523 - Adult Education in Agriculture

Units: 3

Designed to meet needs of leaders in adult education. Opportunity to study issues in working with adult groups. Attention given to the problem of fitting educational program for adults into public school and other educational programs and to methods of teaching adults.

Offered in Spring Only

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AEE 526 - Information Technologies in Agricultural and Extension Education

Units: 3

Principles, theory and techniques of using information technologies to provide instruction to learners, both in person and at a distance, in formal and non formal educational settings.

Offered in Spring Only

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ANS 571 - Regulation of Metabolism

Units: 3

Study of hormonal, enzymatic and molecular-genetic regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; emphasis on mammalian species.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2021 Fall Term

Genetics - Choose one

ANS 540 - Animal Genetic Improvement

Units: 3

Modern evaluation and selection procedures for domestic animals; selection goals, estimation of breeding values and performance testing; their impact on genetic changes.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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2021 Fall Term

ANS 575 - Current Topics in Genomics and Proteomics in Animal Science

Units: 3

The objective of this course is to provide students with an integrated exposure to the major current concepts in genomics and proteomics. Genomic and proteomic methods will be covered at a level that will allow students to read and comprehend articles dealing with animal genome research.

Offered in Spring Only

Nutrition - Choose one

ANS 550 - Applied Ruminant Nutrition

Units: 3

Applied concepts in ruminant nutrition for the practicing agricultural professional. Protein, energy, vitamin and mineral nutrition in relation to the nutritional needs and practical feeding of beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, and goats. New developments in feeding systems, feed additives and the prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders. Emphasis on solving problems in case studies. Permission given to undergraduates

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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2021 Fall Term

ANS 590 - Topical Problems in Animal Science

Units: 1 - 3

Selection or assignment of special problems in various phases of animal science.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

ANS 571 - Regulation of Metabolism

Units: 3

Study of hormonal, enzymatic and molecular-genetic regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; emphasis on mammalian species.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2021 Fall Term

NTR 500 - Principles of Human Nutrition

Units: 3

Overview of fields of Nutritional Sciences; functions of nutrients in the human body; sources and properties of nutrients; relationships of food industry practices to nutrition. Credit will not be given for both NTR [FS]400 and NTR 500

Offered in Summer

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2022 Summer Term 1 2022 Summer Term 2

Physiology - Choose one

ANS 530 - Advanced Applied Animal Reproduction

Units: 3

Current reproductive management techniques for each of the major mammalian livestock species. Enable students to develop reproductive decision making skills. Must hold graduate status.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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ANS 552 - Comparative Reproductive Physiology and Biotechnology

Units: 3

Comparative approach to examining aspects of reproductive physiology in selected vertebrate species. Detailed examination of current reproductive biotechnologies and ethical issues associated with the application of reproductive biotechnologies. Credit will not be given for both ANS 452 and ANS [PHY] 552.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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2021 Fall Term

Electives - Choose one ANS Elective

New courses are always being developed, and many AgIdea classes can also count as ANS electives.  For more information on AgIdea classes, please click here.

ANS 530 - Advanced Applied Animal Reproduction

Units: 3

Current reproductive management techniques for each of the major mammalian livestock species. Enable students to develop reproductive decision making skills. Must hold graduate status.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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ANS 540 - Animal Genetic Improvement

Units: 3

Modern evaluation and selection procedures for domestic animals; selection goals, estimation of breeding values and performance testing; their impact on genetic changes.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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2021 Fall Term

ANS 550 - Applied Ruminant Nutrition

Units: 3

Applied concepts in ruminant nutrition for the practicing agricultural professional. Protein, energy, vitamin and mineral nutrition in relation to the nutritional needs and practical feeding of beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, and goats. New developments in feeding systems, feed additives and the prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders. Emphasis on solving problems in case studies. Permission given to undergraduates

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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2021 Fall Term

ANS 552 - Comparative Reproductive Physiology and Biotechnology

Units: 3

Comparative approach to examining aspects of reproductive physiology in selected vertebrate species. Detailed examination of current reproductive biotechnologies and ethical issues associated with the application of reproductive biotechnologies. Credit will not be given for both ANS 452 and ANS [PHY] 552.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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2021 Fall Term

ANS 561 - Equine Nutrition

Units: 3

This course explores concepts in equine nutrition including digestive physiology of horses, nutrient requirements for different classes of horses and feed management. Ration evaluation and balancing, as well as problem solving will be a core component to this course.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2022 Spring Term

ANS 571 - Regulation of Metabolism

Units: 3

Study of hormonal, enzymatic and molecular-genetic regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; emphasis on mammalian species.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2021 Fall Term

ANS 575 - Current Topics in Genomics and Proteomics in Animal Science

Units: 3

The objective of this course is to provide students with an integrated exposure to the major current concepts in genomics and proteomics. Genomic and proteomic methods will be covered at a level that will allow students to read and comprehend articles dealing with animal genome research.

Offered in Spring Only

You May Substitute One of the Following for Core Course ANS 601 - Animal Science Seminar

ANS 603 - Reproductive Physiology Seminar

Units: 1

Weekly seminars on topics of current interest given by resident faculty members, graduate students and visiting lecturers.

Offered in Spring Only

ANS 604 - Animal Breeding and Genetics Seminar

Units: 1

Weekly seminars on topics of current interest given by resident faculty members, graduate students and visiting lecturers.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2022 Spring Term

NTR 601 - Master's Seminar

Units: 1

Weekly seminars on topics of current interest given by resident faculty members, graduate students and visiting lecturers.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

PHI 816 - Introduction to Research Ethics

Units: 1

Institutional rules guiding the responsible conduct of research [RCR] and their philosophical justification. Rudiments of moral reasoning and their application to RCR. Topics: plagiarism, falsification and fabrication of data, and ethics versus custom, law, science, and religion.

Offered in Fall and Spring

CBS 662 - Professional Conduct in Biomedical Research

Units: 1

Plagiarism, authorship, fraud, safety, sexual harassment, IACUC, consulting agreements, serving as an expert witness, contacting elected officials, working with press, human subjects committee, and related topics.

Offered in Spring Only