Animal Sciences Graduate Handbook

Current Student Questions and Assistance 

Policies and Procedures

Campus Policies and Guidelines

Mentoring Graduate Students

2021 Graduate Student Orientation 

  1. Department of Animal Sciences Welcome
    Presented by Dr. Rodney Johnson, Department Head and Professor
  2. Graduate College Welcome
    Presented by Dr. Emily Wuchner, Associate Director for Student Experience
  3. Animal Sciences Orientation 
    Presented by Dr. Sandra Rodriguez-Zas, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor 
  4. Masters in Animal Sciences Non-Thesis Guidelines
    Presented by Dr. Sandra Rodriguez-Zas, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor 
  5. Ethics and Compliance
    Presented by Dr. Jan Novakofski, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
  6. Technology Services
    Presented by Kevin Dejewski, Technology Specialist
  7. Graduate Student Association
    Presented by Juli Jesperson, Graduate Student Association Vice President
  8. Animal Science Graduate Orientation-Safety
    Presented by Mary McElvain
  9. The Use of Animals in Research and Teaching
    Presented by Courtney Glazik                            

Annual Surveys

Please complete one of the following anonymous annual surveys by September 1, 2021:

  1. Entry Survey (For new students and students in the program less than one year
  2. Midpoint Survey (For continuing students that are at least a year into their program)
  3. End Survey (For students within 6 months of expected graduation)

Annual Graduate Student Evaluation

Graduate News Submission

Scheduling Your Final Exam

Preparing for Your Thesis Deposit

Graduate Student Exit Information

Career Development Resources

Information on career options, development of a career plan, understanding the job search process, creating application materials, and preparation for job interviews and negotiation can be found on the Graduate College Career Development page

Career Services

Students are encouraged to visit Handshake to identify employment opportunities.

Handshake is the platform for searching the online job board with job and internship postings for all students.  It is also how students schedule career advising appointments with the Graduate College. 

Research Integrity

University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards. Graduate students are encouraged to inform themselves on research ethics and responsible conduct of research. Resources include campus courses, seminars, training resources, and online modules. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research offers a website on research integrity including information on training resources and the CITI online module. This information can be found on the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research website.

Diversity and Inclusivity Resources