AGSCI 5000 4 credits Animal Nutrition
Practical application of nutrition principles to livestock feeding; the characteristics of feeds; practice in formulating rations and studies of their relative economy in the management of herds and flocks.
AGSCI 5010 3 credits Dairy Product Analysis and Processing
The testing of milk and dairy products; elements of the manufacture of various dairy products in relation to quality milk production on the farm.
AGSCI 5030 3 credits Genetics of Livestock Improvement
Qualitative and quantitative genetics and their application to the breeding and improvement of domestic animals.
AGSCI 5040 3 credits Principles of Meat Science
Structure and composition of skeletal and connective tissue; postmortem changes affecting meat quality and processing characteristics; processing techniques and quality control tests for meat products.
AGSCI 5070 3 credits Biotechnology in Animal Science
Principles of current methodologies used in biotechnology and the specific application to areas of animal science will be presented.
AGSCI 5270 3 credits Landscape Design
An exploration of the basic principles and practices of landscape design including the art of landscapes, comprehensive site analysis and base map preparation, design principles, understanding and respect for the plant materials in landscapes, graphic skills and preparation of landscape drawings.
AGSCI 5300 3 credits Fruit and Vegetable Production
The basic principles and practices involved in the production and marketing of temperate zone vegetables, tree fruits, and small fruits.
AGSCI 5320 3 credits Landscape Horticulture
The basic principles and practices of landscape horticulture including identification, propagation, cultural requirements, and use of plant species important in Midwest landscapes.
AGSCI 5330 3 credits Soil Morphology and Classification
Morphology and classification of soils; interpreting and using soil survey information; describing and mapping soil properties.
AGSCI 5600 3 credits Ration Formulation/Evaluation
Basis of ration formulation and evaluation. Formulation using different methods with major emphasis on computer programs. Evaluation using case studies of herds with nutritional problems.
AGSCI 6030 4 credits Beef Management
Management principles of beef production including selection, feeding, marketing, reproduction, and promotion.
AGSCI 6040 4 credits Swine Management
The management of technologies incurred in selecting, feeding, breeding, housing, disease control, and handling are discussed and demonstrated. The student is introduced to the organizational structure, economic realities, and production trends current in the industry.
AGSCI 6050 3 credits Sheep and Wool Management
The principles and problems involved in sheep and wool production.
AGSCI 6070 4 credits Dairy Cattle Management
Principles and problems involved in dairy cattle management. Emphasis will be placed on actual involvement in making managerial decisions.
AGSCI 6080 3 credits Ruminant Nutrition
Anatomy and physiology of the ruminant gastrointestinal tract; the digestion, absorption, metabolism, utilization, and biochemical functions of nutrients as applied to ruminants.
AGSCI 6090 3 credits Monogastric Nutrition
Digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients in monogastrics. Nutrition of protein, energy, fat, minerals, vitamins, and feed additives for swine, horses, and poultry. Practical application and ration balancing for each species studies.
AGSCI 6110 4 credits Farm Animal Reproduction
Covers basic anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology for reproduction in cattle, swine, sheep, horses, and poultry. Basic concepts and principles will be integrated with reproductive management including proper utilization of artificial insemination, estrous synchronization, and ova transplant.
AGSCI 6130 3 credits Mammalian Endocrinology
(Offered under AGSCI 6130 and BIOLOGY 6130.) The structural and functional classification of hormones, principles of hormone action, and the regulation of body functions by the endocrine system with emphasis on homeostasis.
AGSCI 6150 3 credits Biology of Lactation
Basic anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, and biochemistry of the mammary gland; factors affecting milk yield and composition; diseases and abnormalities of the mammary gland; principles and mechanics of milking machines.
AGSCI 6350 3 credits Soil and Water Conservation
The application of physical, chemical, and biological principles to soil and water conservation.
AGSCI 6370 3 credits Soil Physics
Physical properties, moisture relations and methods of physical analysis of soil with respect to soil structure, soil water, soil air and soil temperature.
AGSCI 6390 4 credits Soil Analysis
Methods of analysis and the use of special equipment in determining soil reaction, available and total nutrients, and other constituents of the soil.
AGSCI 7980 1-4 credits Independent Study in Agriculture
The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the student's advisor and the graduate dean. Approval must be secured before independent study courses are begun. Students who register for independent study must submit at or before registration a description signed by the instructor conducting the independent study of the subject to be covered. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.