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Animal and Nutritional Sciences

Student holding lambThe master of science in animal and nutritional sciences in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design allows maximum flexibility in courses and research problems. Students may major in either animal physiology or nutrition and food sciences. They may work with beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, or laboratory animals and with issues in human health and nutrition. Research problems in farm animals, laboratory animals and human nutrition issues form the basis for many studies, but a comparative approach is emphasized. A master of science degree is available as a thesis or coursework option.

Primary objectives for this program include: 
  • Critically evaluate the literature in their field of study as new knowledge is accumulated.
  • Identify research needs germane to providing answers to societal problems.
  • Apply research findings to professional practice in their fields.
  • Effectively use oral and written communication to share information and ideas.
  • Be qualified to take advanced-level professional positions in their respective fields of study.
  • Be qualified for doctoral studies in their fields.

Program Contact:
Klandorf, Hillar
Professor of Physiology and Nutrition
2112 Agricultural Sciences
(304) 293-1897