Laboratory Animal MS Program Details Year 1 Tab
During the first few months before formal classes begin in the fall, the student becomes familiar with the basic principles of the various laboratory techniques. Particular emphasis is given to the techniques and instruments to be used in the student’s research project.
The students also participate in laboratory animal handling, sample collection, and drug administration techniques.
For the MS degree, a minor in an academic discipline is also required. Approved minors have been established in Neural & Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, and Microbiology & Immunology. Although a student does not necessarily become proficient in the area of the minor discipline, it does add to the breadth of knowledge in a field related to laboratory animal medicine. The majority of the students do thesis research projects in the area of their minors; that is, they use the knowledge of the minor discipline to approach a problem in laboratory animal medicine.