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.
CSU's Bachelor of Animal Science is a four-year undergraduate degree with an integrated Honours stream.
Study 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 such as animal handling and the development of lifelong learning skills, critical thinking and effective communication with scientists and lay people.
The same staff who teach and conduct research in the veterinary science and equine science degrees deliver the key subjects in the Animal Science degree.
Students who have studied and successfully completed subjects at other universities, which are likely to be equivalent to subjects in CSU's Bachelor of Animal Science, 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.
Undertaking Honours gives you the opportunity to produce your own research, which will contribute to the research evidence for the animal industry. It may also be published and presented at relevant conferences to your peers.
Completing an Honours degree provides you with a stepping stone for further postgraduate study such as a PhD and animal healthcare and welfare research. It offers you a wider range of employment opportunities as well as giving you an edge when presenting your CV for employment.
4 years full-time on campus
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).
To study this course, you will need to indicate your likelihood of success through previous studies and other attainments and experience.
4 years full-time on campus
Undergraduate courses in Animal Science, Equine Science and Veterinary Science and a Graduate Certificate in Captive Vertebrate Management.
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