Program Sponsor

Partner Institutions

Learning Opportunity

Develop your skills and knowledge in animal breeding and genetics through graduate level coursework provided by partnering institutions renowned for expertise in this area.

Specialized courses are delivered online, offering flexible learning opportunities to supplement and enhance your existing program of study.

The Challenge

Diminishing numbers of faculty in the area of animal breeding and genetics have reduced opportunities for specialized coursework that would prepare future scholars in the field. Existing faculty must often focus on addressing basic content, limiting their ability to offer specialized instruction that could serve to develop higher-level skills and knowledge in their students. As a result, graduate students in this field are often not able to access necessary curricula that would build their own expertise and abilities in animal breeding and genetics.

The Solution

A consortium of universities has combined efforts to address this challenge through developing a series of online courses that may serve as supplemental instruction for existing degree programs in animal breeding and genetics. Faculty from Virginia Tech, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Colorado State University, North Carolina State University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, South Dakota State University, and University of Georgia have worked together to create graduate-level programming that may be taken by students at universities and colleges across the United States. This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeks to address the challenge of developing the expertise of the future scholars in animal breeding and genetics.