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  • Objectives
    CSU’s Bachelor of Animal Science course provides training in the major disciplines which underpin the animal sciences, preparing graduates for careers in a broad range of professions working with animals, or within animal-related industries.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Animal Science
  • Course description
    Including
    Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) BAnimalSc(Hons)

    About the course

    The Bachelor of Animal Science is a four year undergraduate degree with an integrated Honours stream.Study in this degree commences with a broad foundation in biological sciences, and in the third and final years, offers alternative streams of study in wildlife, captive vertebrates, horses, companion animals, livestock, or research.

    The course provides instruction in the basic sciences, research skills and the health, welfare, behaviour, nutrition, genetics and breeding of animals, including farm animals, pets, performance animals, wildlife and zoo animals. Other characteristics of the course include a component in practical skills, including animal handling and the development of skills which will prepare students for lifelong learning and effective communication with scientists and lay people.

    Where it will take you

    Graduates from this program can expect to pursue careers in research, teaching, commerce, government advisory or regulatory roles, and industries allied to animal health, welfare, nutrition, and the management of populations of free-living or captive wild animals.

    Animal scientists work in all parts of the world – from the plains and jungles of Africa to the research laboratories of the world’s foremost universities; with all types of animals from the smallest pets to the largest farm animals, horses or wild animals in a wide range of disciplines including nutrition, reproduction, genetics, welfare, behaviour, health and pharmacology.

    Professionals teaching you

    The same staff who teach and conduct research in the Veterinary and Equine Science degrees will be delivering the key subjects in the Animal Science degree.

    The latest facilities

    Students who enrol in this course will enjoy learning in some of the best facilities of their kind in the world, with laboratories, museums, practical classrooms, animal handling facilities and digital learning resources that have been recently completed for the Veterinary Science degree
    at CSU.

    Credit

    Students who have studied and successfully completed subjects at other universities which are likely to be equivalent to subjects in the CSU Animal Science degree may apply for credit for those subjects when enrolling. Credit will be granted for subjects which are equivalent in content and standard, at the discretion of the relevant Course Coordinator.

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 256 points, comprising 32 subjects. For students in the Honours stream, determination of the grade of Honours will depend on coursework performance in year four of the course, as well as performance in the research project.

    Students will graduate from the Bachelor of Animal Science with the award BAnimalSc. Successful completion of the research stream will earn the award BAnimalSc(Hons).

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