Graduate Co-Majors and Minors

Co-Majors

Master’s Level

Students may co-major at the master’s level in programs with identical degrees but without the same requirements (i.e., two master’s programs – one with a mandatory thesis and one without a thesis requirement).

Requirements

  • Obtain approval of both graduate programs
  • Find appropriate representation on the advisory committee
  • Meet the requirements of both programs

Students who co-major are not required to declare a minor. One degree is awarded and the co-major is noted on the transcript. Enrolled co-majors will be classified in only one program for record purposes.

Doctoral Level

Students may co-major at the doctoral level with the approval of both programs and with the appointment of a co-chair from each program on the advisory committee.

Requirements

One degree is awarded and the co-major is noted on the transcript. Enrolled co-majors will be classified in only one program for record purposes.

Note: The Graduate School will respond to requests for a co-major within five business days of receipt.

Minors

Graduate students can minor in animal science (M.S. and Ph.D. candidates). Approval from theĀ director of graduate programs is required to enroll in the animal science minor.

Requirements

  • Minimum of nine (9) credit hours of animal science courses at the 500-level or 700-level (Students may take additional animal science courses at the 600-level or 800-level)
  • One (1) credit hour of animal science seminar
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for 500-level or 700-level courses
  • An animal science faculty member on the graduate advisory committee