The University of Tennessee Department of Animal Science is an exciting and unique place to learn and grow. The department offers challenging and dynamic graduate programs that cover a variety of disciplines.
A high-quality graduate education is dependent upon a strong commitment, resourcefulness, and high standards of achievement. A student’s graduate mentor (i.e., major professor), graduate advisory committee, coursework, and research problem serve to facilitate graduate education. The current graduate students also work together to maintain and foster a supportive environment for growth within the program. Therefore, graduate students should set for themselves a standard of excellence and make use of the aforementioned available facilitators as much as possible. This allows graduate students to make the most of their education.
Graduate students are expected to be aware of and satisfy all requirements governing their work and study at the University. The material in the most current issue of the Animal Science Graduate Student Handbook and Graduate Catalog describes the minimum requirements established by the University of Tennessee Graduate School and the Department of Animal Science Graduate Committee. It is important to note that meeting these minimum requirements will not necessarily constitute a high-quality graduate education. Graduate students have the opportunity to grow and develop in their program with as much effort they desire to expend. Thus, the responsibility for this rests firmly upon the graduate student.
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