Graduate students who wish to pursue an Option A external minor in animal sciences should consult the graduate coordinator or chair of the Graduate Committee of the Animal Sciences program. Courses should be chosen in consultation with the student's departmental advisor and submitted for approval to the department before they are taken. A student may earn a doctoral minor in animal sciences with 9 credits, if all 9 credits are in graduate-level courses pre-approved by the department. Students are expected to achieve a B or better in all courses used for the minor. Directed study courses do not count toward the minor nor do audits or pass/fail courses. The original approved copy of the course list must be submitted to the Graduate School office at the time of the request for the preliminary exam warrant.

Animal and Dairy Sciences Department


Weigel (Chair), Khatib (Associate Chair), Cabrera, Claus, Crenshaw, Fricke, Kirkpatrick, Parrish, Reed, Richards, Ricke, Rosa, Sindelar, Wattiaux, Wiltbank

Associate Professors

Hernandez, White

Assistant Professors

Adcock, Arriola Apelo, Dorea, Ferraretto, Guo, Laporta, Leone, Peñagaricano, Shanmuganayagam, Van Os


Halbach, Kean, O’Rourke, Ronk, Williams

Student Services Coordinator

Liv Sandberg

Graduate Coordinator

Megan Sippel