Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Animal Science

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Offered by: Animal Science     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Since the Ph.D. is primarily a research degree, the amount of coursework required will depend on the background of the individual student, and must be approved by the student's advisory committee.


A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • ANSC 701 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies


    Animal Science : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • See Faculty Regulations

Two seminar courses at the 500, 600, or 700 level.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)