X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture [B.Sc.(Agr.)]

Animal Science (ANSC)

Department of Animal and Poultry Science

Semester 1

AGR*1100 [0.50] Introduction to the Agrifood Systems
BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I

Semester 2

AGR*1250 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends & Issues
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
ENGL*1200 [0.50] Reading the Contemporary World
0.50 electives

Semester 3

AGR*2320 [0.50] Soils in Agroecosystems
AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems and Industry
AGR*2400 [0.50] Economics of the Canadian Food System
AGR*2470 [0.50] Introduction to Plant Agriculture
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics

Semester 4

ANSC*2340 [0.50] Structure of Farm Animals
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
MICR*2020 [0.50] Microbial Interactions and Associations
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 electives

Semester 5

ANSC*3080 [0.50] Agricultural Animal Physiology
ANSC*3120 [0.50] Introduction to Animal Nutrition
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
MBG*3090 [0.50] Applied Animal Genetics
0.50 electives

Semester 6

2.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 7 & 8

Students must choose either Option A or B in Semester 7 and 8

Option A:
Semester 7
ANSC*4230 [0.50] Challenges and Opportunities in Animal Production
POPM*4230 [0.50] Animal Health
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 8
AGR*4500 [0.50] Agrifood Industry Problem-Solving
2.00 electives or restricted electives
Option B
Semester 7
AGR*4450 [1.00] Research Project I
POPM*4230 [0.50] Animal Health
1.00 electives or restricted electives
Semester 8
AGR*4460 [1.00] Research Project II
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Restricted Electives

  1. A minimum of 3.00 credits. 1.00 credits required from each of Animal Breeding, Animal Nutrition and Animal Physiology and Behaviour:

    Animal Breeding.

    ANSC*4020 [0.50] Genetics of Companion Animals
    ANSC*4050 [0.50] Biotechnology in Animal Science
    MBG*3060 [0.50] Quantitative Genetics
    MBG*4030 [0.50] Animal Breeding Methods

    Animal Nutrition:

    ANSC*3170 [0.50] Nutrition of Fish and Crustacea
    ANSC*3180 [0.50] Wildlife Nutrition
    ANSC*4260 [0.50] Beef Cattle Nutrition
    ANSC*4270 [0.50] Dairy Cattle Nutrition
    ANSC*4280 [0.50] Poultry Nutrition
    ANSC*4290 [0.50] Swine Nutrition
    ANSC*4470 [0.50] Animal Metabolism
    ANSC*4550 [0.50] Horse Nutrition
    ANSC*4560 [0.50] Pet Nutrition

    Animal Physiology and Behaviour:

    ANSC*3210 [0.50] Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
    ANSC*3300 [0.50] Animal Reproduction
    ANSC*4090 [0.50] Applied Animal Behaviour
    ANSC*4100 [0.50] Applied Environmental Physiology and Animal Housing
    ANSC*4130 [0.50] Reproductive Management and Technology
    ANSC*4490 [0.50] Applied Endocrinology
  2. A minimum of 7.00 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher, of which 5.00 credits must be in agricultural science and of which 3.50 credits must be at the 4000 level. Refer to Program Counsellor for list of agricultural science courses.

  3. A humanities or social science course (0.50 credits) at the 2000 level or above from the College of Arts or College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1