Graduate Courses


Each student must demonstrate proficiency in the four core areas of Endocrinology, Integrated Physiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Statistics. In consultation with their advisor and committee, students may select from the following list of core-area courses or choose other Rutgers or UMDNJ courses to establish proficiency in each area. (Twelve undergraduate credits at the 300 and 400 level may be taken and applied toward the degree. Be sure to register with a G prefix if you want an undergraduate course to count toward degree credits.) In addition to core-area courses, students may select from an extensive list of other courses offered through Animal Sciences and other university departments. See the online Schedule of Classes ( for class time and availability.

Core-Area Courses

I. Endocrinology

11:067:450 Endocrinology (4) Advis (Fall)
16:340:510 Neuroendocrinology (3) Sarkar (Fall, even years)
16:340:612 Recent Advances in Endocrinology (2)
16:137:520 Exercise Endocrinology (3) (Fall)

II. Integrated Physiology

16:340:502 Physiology of Reproduction (3) Uzumcu et al. (Fall, even years)
16:340:508 Equine Exercise Physiology (3) McKeever (Spring)
16:340:591 Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (4) Roepke (Fall, odd years)
16:709:552,553 Nutrition: A Biochemical and Physiological Basis (4,4) Watford et al.

III. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

11:067:492 Molecular and Cellular Physiology (3) Belden (Spring)
16:115:503,504 General Biochemistry (4,4)
16:115:511,512 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3,3)
16:148:514 Molecular Biology of Cells (3)

IV. Statistics

01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3) (recommended if you did not have stats as an UG)
16:960:590 Design of Experiments (3)
16:001:815 Introduction to Biostatistics (3) (offered through Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS; formerly UMDNJ) School of Public Health, requires special registration see

V. Other requirements

V. 16:340:693,694 Seminar in Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences (1) Pass/Fail

All EAB graduate students are required to attend this weekly seminar which is held on Fridays at 9:15 AM in 138 A Foran Hall. Students should register once for fall (693) and once for spring (694) during the First three years of their Ph.D. program.


16:340:701,702 Research in Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences (BA, BA)

Additional Courses

(Note: This is only a partial list. Check the Graduate School New Brunswick catalog for other courses of potential interest.)

01:146:474 Immunology (3)
01:830:356 Hormones and Behavior (3) (Fall)
16:681:502 Molecular Genetics (3)
16:681:585 Cancer Molecular Biology (3) (next offering Spring 2014)
16:709:506 Nutritional Aspects of Disease (3)
16:963:603 Advanced Problems in Toxicology (1) Fall
16:963:631 Toxicological Pathology (3) Spring