About this course
The Master of Science degree in Animal Science has as its primary objectives: 1) increasing the number of students currently under-represented in graduate education in the area of Animal Science, 2) preparing students for study toward a terminal degree in the area of animal science in institutions of higher education in the state of Georgia and across the nation, 3) enhancing the scientific and technical knowledge base of students for employment in animal-related industries and associated agencies, and 4) preparing students for leadership roles in a technologically advanced society through study of the unique aspects of animal science, such as animal biotechnology, cell biology, nutrition, and product technology, with an emphasis on small ruminants. Classes are held on the Fort Valley campus.
Master’s candidates will be required to submit a written and oral presentation of their proposed thesis research project, in consultation with their major professor, for assessment by the graduate committee prior to starting the research. The student will be assessed in their oral presentation for organization, mastery of the subject matter, and presentation effectiveness. The written proposal will be assessed for technical completeness and feasibility