Any student enrolled in a UW–Madison doctoral program can pursue a doctoral minor in animal sciences. The doctoral minor offers substantial and systematic training in the field of animal sciences and can be tailored to a student’s specific interests. A doctoral minor in animal sciences is an excellent way to gain training in research methods as well as in substantive topical areas related to animal sciences that can be applied to one’s research field and to one’s teaching.
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 department. Courses should be chosen in consultation with the student's departmental advisor and submitted for approval to animal sciences 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 animal sciences. 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.