Genetics and Genomics
The genetics and genomics group in the Department of Animal Science maintains two significant areas of activities: quantitative genetics and functional genomics.
Students can major in animal science and focus their coursework and research project on genetics and genomics. Alternatively, students can pursue a major in animal science with a co-major in genetics or functional genomics. In this case, both the major and co-major programs will be on the student’s graduate transcript.
Students pursuing research in genetics and genomics use a variety of animal models, including beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, and mice, in their thesis projects.