Domestic Animal Biology

Animal Bioscience is the study of animal metabolism, genetics, physiology, nutrition, behaviour, care, health, and the social and environmental impact of animals.  This degree has less emphasis on the feed industry and agribusiness than the B.S.A. Animal Science while still providing students with the opportunity to learn about issues and handling of farm animals as well as domestic animals.

The Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience [B.Sc. (An.Biosc.)] with a specialization in Domestic Animal Biology provides students with a broad background in domestic animal biology (animal metabolism, genetics, physiology, nutrition, behavior, care, social and environmental impact) and prepares them to work in fields outside of traditional animal agriculture including biomedical sciences, companion, equine and research animal care, animal health and environmental sciences.

The program focuses on experiential learning including the opportunity for direct involvement with a wide variety of domestic animals and the development of relevant laboratory skills and decision making and problem solving skills.  Students gain the ability to work in unstructured environments and learn to review synthesize and communication of information.

Students transferring into the B.Sc. program with 18 or more credit units must obtain an approved schedule of courses from a program advisor prior to registration. Students entering the college with credit for B.Sc. courses must complete at least 30 credit units of approved senior courses while registered in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.

Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience [B.Sc.(An.Biosc.)] - Domestic Animal Biology