Animal and Biomedical Industries

The Master of Science (Non-Thesis Option) in Animal & Biomedical Industries is designed for students to be more competitive for positions in entry level management in the animal and bioscience industries. The first of its kind in the nation, the Animal & Biomedical Industries program combines business instruction--including economics, marketing, and management—with rigorous scientific coursework to prepare students for management and other industry development positions in government organizations, corporations, consulting agencies, and higher education.

The ABI MS program will prepare students for new and evolving career paths in Animal and Biomedical Industries through enhanced education in the Three Foundational Pillars: Animal-Human Interdependence, One Health, and Commerce. Courses will utilize a curriculum emanating from the Three Pillars that develops critical thinking and professional skills, and has clear performance expectations through the use of outcome based objectives. Scientific principles will be emphasized through the integration of biomedical sciences, and engage students in an active learning environment using a variety of effective teaching methods and educational resources that fosters collegiality, while promoting self-esteem, confidence, cultural awareness, and personal and professional ethics.

Currently, the UA is working with accreditors to develop a School of Veterinary Medicine. This MS in ABI is a stand-alone graduate degree program within the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences that will become part of the UA veterinary medicine admission process when the new School is approved

TUITION AND FEES

Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. In addition to the graduate tuition, there will be a $1,500 per semester program fee assessed for students who are accepted into this program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for this graduate program, you must have at least completed an undergraduate degree or higher and meet the UA Grad College admission requirements.  The gpa requirements of this program are that you either must have 1) at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or 2) a 3.0 or higher on your last 60 completed units.  Below is a list of prerequsite coursework that must be completed in order to gain admission, as well as, entrance exams required:

 

Required Prerequisite Coursework:

English 101 + English 102

General Chemistry I + General Chemistry II (with labs) 

General Biology I + General Biology II (with labs). 

 

Required Entrance Exams:

Current GRE

Current TOEFL (International Students Only)

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The MS Graduate Program in Animal and Biomedical Industries is a 1 year program in which students complete a total of 30 units of coursework.  The following courses must be completed:

Fall Semester

ACBS 564a Physical Science for One Health 3 units

ACBS 566 Principles of Disease 3 units

ACBS 567 Computation in Biomedicine 3 units

ACBS 568a Bioeconomy, Marketing, and Business Principles  3 units

ACBS 569a Ethology, Evolution, Ethics, and Animal Handling 3 units

Spring Semester

ACBS 564b Physical Science for One Health 3 units

ACBS 568b Bioeconomy, Marketing, and Business Principles 3 units

ACBS 569b Ethology, Evolution, Ethics, and Animal Handling 3 units

ACBS 570 Interactions of Animals, Humans and Ecosystems 3 units

ACBS 571 Risk Assessment, Management and Communication 3 units

 

In order to be awarded the MS Degree in Animal and Biomedical Industries, student must have a least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the 30 completed units.

 

POTENTIAL CAREERS WITH MS IN ANIMAL AND BIOMEDICAL INDUSTRIES BY CATEGORY

Business

Agribusiness Manager

Buying Firms

Commercial Research/Product Development

Computer Services

Consultants- Veterinarians, Nutritionists, Biotechnologists, Management

Feed Companies

Financial/ Investment Services

Individual Proprietors

Laboratory Animal Management

Livestock Equipment Representative

Manage Livestock Sales/Distribution/Marketing Systems

Manage Meat/Poultry/Egg/Milk Processing Plants

Manage Ranches/Farms/Feedlots

Manage Research Farms and Facilities

Manage Training/Boarding Facilities

Management Consultant

Marketing Manager

Sales Manager

 

Livestock Industry

Agricultural Foundations

Animal Industry leadership Positions

Consultants- Veterinarians, Nutritionists, Biotechnologists, Management

Dairy, Meat, and Seafood Technical Assistants

Feed Companies

Food Quality Control/Product Development Scientists

Humane Animal Care Services

Industry Manager/Director

Livestock Equipment Representative

 

Equine Industry

Animal Boarding/Training

Animal Industry Leadership Positions

Consultants- Veterinarians, Nutritionists, Biotechnologists, Management

Feed Companies

Humane Animal Care Services

Industry Manager/Director

 

Education

College Professor

Extension Specialists

Laboratory Animal Management

Laboratory Manager

Vocational Agricultural/Post-Secondary Educators

Vocational Agriculture Teacher

 

Research

Animal Care Technician

Animal Research technician

Biomedical Researcher

College Professor

Commercial Research/Product Development

Extension Specialists

Food Safety and Security

Food Quality Control/Product Development Scientists

Laboratory Animal Management

Laboratory Manager

 

Public Relations

Agricultural Journalist

Breed Association Representative/Sales/Promotion

Consultants- Veterinarians, Nutritionists, Biotechnologists, Management

Industry Manager/Director             

News/Printers/Advertising Media

 

Regulation

Animal Research Technician

Commercial Research/Product Development

Dairy, Meat, and Seafood Technical Assistant

Food Inspectors

Food Safety and Security

Food Quality Control/Product Development Scientists

Government Regulatory Agencies

Humane Animal Care Services

Inspection/Grading Services for Meat, Milk, Eggs & Wool

Laboratory Animal Management

Laboratory Manager

Quality Control/Processing/Packing of Foods

Public Policy

 

Companion Animal Industry

 Animal Boarding/Training

 Animal Care Technician

 Animal Industry Leadership Positions

 Companion Animal Services

 Feed Companies

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Fall 2017 --- February 1st

To apply, please visit the UA Graduate College Website

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