The Animal Science certificate at South Dakota State University  provides you with specialized training in the field, all through the accessible format of online learning. Study under SDSU’s leading animal science faculty and benefit from their unique experiences and qualifications in the animal science discipline.
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Overview

The Animal Science certificate at South Dakota State University   is a 12-credit graduate certificate program designed to provide rigorous instruction for those who wish to continue their training in the management and care of animals as well as the processing of animal products. 

Your studies will cover an advanced understanding of meat science,  genetic selection, physiology of reproduction as well as nutrition for either ruminant or monogastric animals.

Educators

Offer your students a more robust understanding of livestock production practices and the possibilities available to them in the biological sciences.

Extension Agents

Take your application of scientific research and knowledge to a more detailed and nuanced level as you equip ranchers, farmers and production specialists to take their work to the next level.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Advanced Meat Science 
  • Advanced Selection of Domestic Animals 
  •  Advanced Physiology of Reproduction
  • Ruminant Nutrition
  •  Monogastric Nutrition 
  • Advanced Equine Nutrition 
  • Advanced Beef Production

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    44

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
    • Grade Point Average (GPA)

    New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

    Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

    • Academic Records
    • English Language Proficiency
    • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    372 USD/credit
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  • National

    257 USD/credit
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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