University of Florida

Course Descriptions

Welcome to our graduate Department of Animal Sciences courses page.

 

 

 

Course number, name

Prerequisites

Course
Descriptions

ANS 5312C
Applied Ruminant
Reproductive
Management

ANS 3319C

In depth review of applied
bovine reproductive
management; factors
that  affect the efficiency of
reproduction (managerial,
biological, and economical).

ANS 5446
Animal Nutrition

ANS 3440,
BCH 4024, or
consent of
instructor

Carbohydrates, fats, proteins,
minerals, and vitamins
and their functions
in the animal body.

ANS 5935
Reproductive Biology
Seminar & Research
Studies

ANS 3319C

Invited guest speakers on a
wide range of topics. 
Student-faculty participation
I research projects.

ANS 6288
Experimental
Techniques
& Analytical Procedures
in Meat Research

 

Experimental design, analytical
procedures; techniques; carcass
measurements and analyses as
related to livestock production and meats studies.

ANS 6313
Current Concepts in
Reproductive Biology

ANS 3319C
or equivalent

Lectures prepared by students
and discussion of current review articles. More...

ANS 6452
Principles of Forage
Quality Evaluation

ANS 5446,
AGR 4231C

Definition of forage quality in
terms of animal performance,
methodology used in forage
evaluation, and proper
interpretation of forage
evaluation data.

ANS 6458
Advanced Methods
in Nutrition
Technology

For graduate
students but
open to seniors
by special
permission

Demonstrations and limited
performance of procedures
used in nutrition research.

ANS 6636
Meat Technology

 

Chemistry, physics, histology,
bacteriology, and engineering
involved in the handling,
processing,manufacturing,
preservation, storage,
distribution, and utilization of
meat.

ANS 6666L
Molecular &
Cellular
Research Methods

Enrollment in
AMCB
concentration.

Diversity of research topics and
laboratory techniques and
laboratory techniques
demonstrated.  Short
laboratory rotations
(3 – 6 weeks)
with 3 scientists.

ANS 6704
Endocrinology

BCH 4024

 

ANS 6706
Environmental
Physiology of
Domestic
Animals

 

To acquire principles of thermal
biology with special focus on
homeotherms living in hot climates. More...

ANS 6711
Current Topics in
Equine
Nutrition & Exercise
Physiology

 

Equine science with emphasis
on current topics of interest.

ANS 6718
Nutritional
Physiology of
Domestic Animals

ANS 5446;
introductory
biochemistry
course

Integration of endocrine,
biochemical, and molecular
control of nutritional
processes in domestic animals.

ANS 6751C
Physiology of
Reproduction

ANS 3319 C or
consent of
instructor

Conceptual relationship of the
hypothalamus, pituitary ,
and reproductive organs during
the estrous cycle and pregnancy. 
Influence of exteroceptive factors
and seasonal reproduction. More...

ANS 6767
Molecular
Endocrinology

BCH 4024 or
BCH 5045;
ANS 6704: or
consent of
instructor

Molecular basis of hormone action; emphasis placed on discussing current topics relating to growth, development, nutrition, and reproduction.

ANS 6905
Problems in Animal
Science

 

 

ANS 6910
Supervised Research

 

 

ANS 6932
Special Topics in
Animal
Science

 

New developments in animal
nutrition and livestock feeding,
animal genetics, animal
physiology, and livestock
management.

ANS 6933
Graduate Seminar in
Animal Science

 

 

ANS 6936
Graduate Seminar
in Animal Molecular &
Cell Biology

 

Seminar attendance and
1 – hour presentation on
graduate research project.

ANS 6939
Animal Molecular &
Cellular Biology
Journal
Colloquy

 

Critical evaluation, presentation
and discussion of recent
scientific journal articles
on a specified topic in cellular
and/or molecular biology.

ANS 6940
Supervised Teaching

 

 

ANS 6971
Research for
Master’s Thesis

 

 

ANS 7979
Advanced Research

 

Research for doctoral students
before admission to candidacy. 
Designed for students with a
master’s degree in the
field of study or for students
who have been accepted for a
doctoral program. 
Not appropriate for students
who have been admitted to
candidacy. 

ANS 7980
Research for Doctoral Dissertation