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Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences

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The graduate program in Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences includes studies in mammalian biology with options in reproductive and developmental biology, immunology and infectious diseases, cancer biology, and mammalian toxicology. Students must have a strong background in biology and chemistry. Requirements for both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees include courses that have a cellular and molecular biology basis, some of which are offered by the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Microbiology. In addition to the Ph.D. and master’s degree with thesis research, the department offers a non-thesis M.S. degree that may be completed as a fifth-year master’s degree if the student transfers 6 graduate credits into the program and has research experience. Teaching is considered an important component of graduate education and Ph.D. candidates are required to teach a minimum of one semester.