Facilities of Anatomical Sciences Department

The department has exceptionally well-equipped research facilities. These include facilities for experimental study in animal locomotion such as telemetered electromyography; cinematographic and cineradiographic motion analysis equipment; force-plates; scanning and transmission electron microscopes; tandem-scanning, reflected-light microscopes; three-dimensional reflex microscopes; and two-dimensional and three-dimensional sonic digitizers. For students with a focus on paleontology, the department has a state of the art Vertebrate Fossil Preparation laboratory with contemporary equipment for preparation, molding and casting original fossil material. The department also has original fossil collections, extensive cast collections, and several ongoing paleontological field projects in the western interior of North America, North Africa, and Asia.

Anatomical Sciences does not accept students whose goal is a master’s degree. In exceptional instances, a student already in the program may be awarded an M.S. degree upon completing an approved course of study, including a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours, and either passing a comprehensive examination, or submitting and defending a master’s thesis.