Applicants to the Animal and Veterinary Sciences programs should have a strong background in the animal, biological, and physical sciences. Students with deficiencies in these sciences may be admitted provided they correct these deficiencies during the first year of the program of study.
Students enrolled in the MS program are required to complete coursework in areas of the student's interest as approved by the graduate advisory committee. The student's academic program and research emphasize a study of physiological processes, particularly those relating to reproduction, endocrinology, immunology, digestion, and environmental factors. A thesis or dissertation is required.
The PhD degree does not have formal coursework requirements, but it is recognized that students will have individual deficiencies; therefore, it is the responsibility of the student and his/her major advisor, in consultation with the graduate advisory committee, to prescribe coursework to correct these deficiencies. All students majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences are required to complete AN PH 851.
The following courses offered by various departments represent possible electives for students in Animal and Veterinary Sciences: AVS 600, 653, 655, 661, 803, 825, BIOCH 606, 623, 633, 634, 815, BIOSC 632, 633, 659, 660, 661, 668, 670, 671, 672, 675, 676, 677, (AVS) 680, ENT (BIOSC) 636, EX ST 801, 803, 805, MICRO (AVS, BIOSC) 614, 811.Clemson Graduate School