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Master of Science in Animal Sciences

Master of Science in Animal Sciences

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The Department of Animal Sciences offers the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in animal sciences with emphasis in beef or dairy cattle, swine, or equine. Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog. The following specializations are available: Breeding and genetics Management Nutrition (nutritional physiology, nutrient metabolism, and feedstuff utilization) Physiology (environmental, lactation, and reproductive) Molecular biology (embryology, endocrinology, and genetics) Meat science (meat processing, meat quality, muscle biology, and food safety) A student may work on a problem covering more than one area of study. Animal resources (beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, and swine, sheep, and laboratory animals) are available for use in various research programs. Nutrition, physiology, and meats laboratories are available for detailed chemical and carcass quality evaluations, and excellent computer facilities are available. Special arrangements may be made to conduct research at the various branch agricultural experiment stations throughout Florida. Departmental and program prerequisites for admission to graduate study include a sound science background, with basic courses in microbiology, biology, mathematics, and chemistry. All courses in the animal sciences program area are acceptable for graduate credit as part of the candidate’s major.