Grad & PhD Requirements

Animal Breeding and Genetics (AB&G) Graduate Major Degree Requirements

Required Courses for Master Of Science

Topics Courses Credits
Quantitative and Population Genetics POSC Approved 9
Mendelian Genetics GDCB 510 or 511 POSC approved 3
Statistics POSC Approved 3
Survey of Animal Disciplines AN S 501 1
Animal Breeding and Genetics Seminar AN S 658 1
Special Topics - Teaching AN S 590L 2
Seminar in Animal Science An S 695 1
Responsible Conduct in Research GRST 565 or Equivalent 1
Additional Coursework and Research (for a total of 30 credits) POSC Approved  

Required Courses for PhD Degree

Topics Courses Credits
Quantitative and Population Genetics POSC  Approved

9

Mendelian Genetics GDCB 510 or 511 POSC Approved 3
Statistics POSC Approved 3
Survey of Animal Disciplines AN S 501 1
Animal Breeding and Genetics Seminar AN S 658 2
Special Topics - Teaching AN S 590L (two occasions) 4
Seminar in Animal Science AN S 695 2
Responsible Conduct in Research GRST 565 or Equivalent* 1
Additional Courses by specialization See Below 20-22
Additional coursework and research (for a total of at least 72 credits) POSC Approved  

Additional Credits by Specialization

Quantitative Genetics

Topics Courses Credits
Statistics POSC Approved 9
Quantitative Genetics & Animal Breeding POSC Approved 9
Molecular Genetics or Immunogenetics POSC Approved 2

Molecular Genetics

Topics Courses Credits
Biochemistry POSC Approved 6
Molecular Genetics POSC Approved 11
Immunogenetics POSC Approved 2
Animal Breeding POSC Approved 2

Immunogenetics

Topics Courses Credits
Biochemistry POSC Approved 6
Microbiology and Immunology POSC Approved 7
Immunogenetics POSC Approved 2
Molecular Genetics POSC Approved 5
Animal Breeding POSC Approved 2

* This requirement of all Animal Science Students is met by completing GR ST 565, Responsible Conduct in Research in Science and Engineering, or by completing the online course in the CITI program.  See details (www.compliance.iastate.edu/rcr/training/.

** Required courses for AB&G majors are not designated by course number (with the exception of ANS 501, 590L, 658, and 690) because multiple course options are available.  Specific courses will be approved by the POS committee including the additional courses and research credits to total the 72 credits required for a PhD degree. 

Animal Breeding and Genetics (AB&G) Graduate Minor Degree Requirements

At the Master of Science Level

Topics Courses Credit
Animal Breeding and Genetics Graduate Level, POSC Approved 6
Animal Breeding and Genetics Seminar AN S 658 1

At the PhD Level

Topics Courses Credits
Quantitative and Population Genetics POSC Approved 9
Mendelian Genetics GDCB 510 or 511 POSC Approved 3
Statistics POS Committee Approved 3
Survey of Animal Disciplines AN S 501 1
Animal Breeding and Genetics Seminar AN S 658 1
Special Topics - Teaching AN S 590L 2
Seminar in Animal Science AN S 695 1
Responsible Conduct in Research GRST 565 or Equivalent 1

*This requirement of all Animal Science Students is met by completing GR ST 565, Responsible Conduct in Research in Science and Engineering, or by completing the online course in the CITI program.  See details at www.compliance iastate.edu/rcr/training/.

A graduate faculty member from the Animal Breeding and Genetics Major must be included in the POS committee of a student working toward a Minor in AB&G.  The student will be required to demonstrate competence in the minor subject during the preliminary (in the case of the PhD student) and final examination of the major.