Animal Science Major

Animal Science

Why Study Animal Science?

Modern animal agriculture aims to produce quality products in efficient and humane animal production systems. Through studying animal behaviour, housing and management systems that promote farm animal welfare, you’ll learn how to ensure the sustainability of animal agriculture while pursuing a career in this growing industry.

Students in the ANSC program may also be interested in studying Honours Agriculture, Animal Biology, Equine Management or other majors.

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

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Animal Science co-op is a five-year program, with four co-op work terms, providing opportunities to work with a wide variety of employers, including government agencies, research labs, farms and agricultural companies. Co-op is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Raising Animals in New Ways

 Learn About All Aspect of Animal Science

Learn how environment affects productivity, how physiology affects reproduction, and how to improve food quality, production and performance through animal breeding and nutrition.

 Hands-on Learning

Explore course topics in applied ways in barns and facilities with actual animals. You’ll learn in the various University of Guelph animal housing environments and work with cattle, horses, pigs, and poultry.

 Join Your Community

From beef science club to poultry club, there are communities and clubs for every animal interest. Join a club to learn more about your favourite animals and meet people who share your interests.

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I like the community feel my program has. Starting out undeclared with all of the other B.Sc. (Agr.) students allowed me to meet a lot of peers that share the same classes and interests as me. Some of these peers I have shared courses with throughout university and we have been able to work together on labs and assignments.

Jon Koot, Undergraduate Student
Animal Science
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I like how likeminded and driven everyone is, and how approachable and helpful the professors and teaching staff are.

Hoshanah Tsui, Undergraduate Student
Animal Science
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