Animal Biology Major

Animal Biology

Why Animal Biology?

Explore what animals need from an individual to community level. Learn how nutrition, genetics and welfare can improve animals’ lives, the food supply chain and our environment. You’ll learn all of this from distinguished animal physiologists, nutritionists, geneticists, and behavioural science specialists. If you’re interested in animals, University of Guelph is the top place to learn about them in Canada.

Students in the ABIO program may also be interested in studying  Animal Science, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Zoology, Equine Management, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Explore Animal Welfare and Behaviour

 Develop a Broad Animal Science Foundation

From molecules to animal populations, explore the genetics, physiology, behaviour, welfare and nutrition of domesticated animals used in agriculture.

 Top Tier Animal Science Facilities

Access the University of Guelph’s outstanding research labs and animal housing facilities and work with faculty one-on-one to conduct independent research in nutrition, genetics, behaviour or physiology.

 A Great Foundation for Further Studies

Develop practical and theoretical skills to support continued studies in veterinary medicine or at the graduate level.

I was always a big animal person growing up and wanted to be a vet since kindergarden, I felt like if I studied Animal Bio at the U of G I would love what I am learning and reach my childhood goal.

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