Program Core Requirements
The Master’s Degree requires completion of 45 units and submission of a Master’s thesis. The required core courses are listed below. In order to fulfill the remaining unit requirement, students will enroll in additional COMPMED 260- Laboratory Research units each quarter to receive credit for lab work. If relevant to career goals, students may also enroll in elective courses that are deemed necessary/appropriate by their PI.
|COMPMED 200||One Health Journal Club
||Research Biomethodology for
Laboratory Animal Science
|COMPMED 205||Animal Use in Biomedical Research||3|
|COMPMED 209||Laboratory Animal Medicine Seminar||1|
|COMPMED 210||Form and Funkiness of Lab Animals:
Anatomy, Histology and Patholgoy
|COMPMED 211||Biostatistics for the Life Sciences
|COMPMED 290||Laboratory Animal Science Professional Development and Career Exploration||x3||1|
||Masters Laboratory Animal Science Practicum/Laboratory Research||1-18|
||Directed Reading in Compartive Medicine||1-18|
|Must obtain approval from PI for any electives
|COMPMED 103||Equine Medicine||2|
|COMPMED 114||Introduction to Veterinary Medical Terminology||2|
|COMPMED 123||Immunology of Infectious Disease||2|
||Vertebrate Brain Evolution||2|
||Rodent Animal Models
Students must complete a master's thesis, which may take the following form:
- Original analysis of original data.
- A comprehensive literature review with a meta-analysis of data or a critical reanalysis of data.
- Evaluation of a methodological problem using real data.
- A comprehensive literature review with a grant proposal (NIH style format) for a new study to bridge a gap in the existing knowledge.
Students typically complete their required courses in 2-3 quarters and spend their final 2 - 3 quarters working on their thesis project.
Updated November 23, 2020