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A new program has now been approved that will allow outstanding students majoring in Animal Science and Biological Sciences to complete their baccalaureate degree and obtain a Masters of Science in Animal Science in 5 years.  With increasing competition in the job market and for entry into professional programs, this will provide excellent students with a real edge and advantage.
Students can apply for admission to the program after the Fall Semester of their junior year and, if successful, continue studies in their senior year and begin research, which will contribute both to their baccalaureate degree and commence their Masters program.  In their post baccalaureate year they may be supported by departmental graduate student funds, (either a Graduate Teaching Fellowship or a Graduate Research Fellowship) to assist in completing their Masters Program.
This program is open to applications from students majoring in Animal Science or Biological Sciences who can meet the following criteria:
They must have junior standing, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, both overall and in the following required courses:

8 credits of inorganic chemistry (typically Chem 31 & 32)
8 credits of organic chemistry (or 4 credits of organic chemistry and 4 credits of
4 credits of Biology (BIOL 1 or 2 or ASCI 141)
A calculus course
3 credits of Genetics (typically BOT 132 or BIOL 101)

Additionally, students must have completed a minimum of 16 credit hours in Animal Science courses selected from the following list.  (At least 12 of these credit hours must be in courses numbered 100 or above.)
ASCI 001, 043, 110, 141, 212, 215, 216
It is expected that a maximum of 3 positions will be awarded annually and competition will be rigorous.  Further details are available from the Departmental Office, 102 Terrill Building, tel.: (802) 656-0155 or from Dr. David Kerr, Chair of the Graduate Committee tel.: (802) 656-2113.

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