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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