A total of 30 credits must be completed, including:
- Ten credits of Thesis Research
- Two credits of Directed Reading and Research, and
- 18 credits of coursework, at least 12 of which must be at the 600 level or above (excluding ANSC 699 and 700)
A maximum of two credits of Directed Reading and Research (ANSC 699)
Ten credits of Directed and Thesis Research (ANSC 699 and AnSC 700), at least one credit must be taken in the final semester
Students are required to write and submit a thesis to the Graduate Division. The thesis proposal should include a statement clearly defining the problem or hypothesis, review of pertinent literature and a description of the materials and methods including appropriate statistical analyses.
Copies of the completed thesis must be submitted to the committee at least two weeks before the thesis defense. A reproducible copy for The Graduate Division, signed by all members of the committee, must be deposited with the Graduate Division by the deadline specified in instructions issued to all candidates at the beginning of the term. In addition, one copy is required for the Departmental office.
The thesis defense examination should be held before the deadline posted by the Graduate Division for the semester in which the degree is to be conferred. In accordance with Graduate Division regulations, it is conducted by the thesis committee and is open to all graduate faculty members. It is not a public examination, and the privilege of attendance does not exceed beyond that stated in Graduate Division regulations. The examination should include a formal presentation of results.
Results of the student’s final thesis defense are reported on Student Progress Form III. The judgment of the thesis (satisfactory or unsatisfactory) is made on Form III by the signatures of all committee members and the Chairman of the Animal Science Graduate Program.