Degrees & Courses

The University of Guelph offers formal training in animal welfare via graduate studies and a variety of undergraduate courses. Some courses offer content that is exclusively behaviour and welfare related, some include components of the topic, while others offer students the flexibility to explore a topic of their choosing. The Campbell Centre has compiled a list of of undergraduate level, veterinary, and graduate level courses.

At the graduate level, students have the option of completing a thesis-based M.Sc. or Ph.D., or a course-based M.Sc. specializing in animal welfare. Graduate students entering the animal welfare program typically have a background in animal science, animal biology, zoology, psychology, or veterinary medicine.

Interested in applying? Minimum requirements for admission to graduate studies at the University of Guelph can be found on the Graduate Program Services Webpage. If interested in a thesis-based program, you are strongly advised to contact the faculty member whose work most closely aligns with your interests to learn if they are at capacity.