The BSc in Animal Health program provides a strong background in basic life sciences with application in animal immunology and infection, animal physiology, nutrition, behavior and welfare, animal production and food processing. It is of value to students with an interest in the food animal production industry or in the field of companion animals. Experiential learning is a substantial component of this program.
The competitiveness of animal agriculture in western Canada depends on refinement and continued adaptation of production systems that respond to public sensitivities related to animal welfare and the safety of the food supply. Three majors within this degree (see below) will provide students with enrichment to match their interest and career goals. Graduates of the program will be well positioned for careers in the companion and performance animal industries or in the food-production value chain, from primary livestock and poultry production, through to product safety and quality.
Companion and Performance Animals |Food Animals | Food Safety and Quality |Pre-Veterinary Medicine Studies
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"The Bachelor of Science in Animal Health program at the University of Alberta will provide students with an ideal background for application to a DVM (veterinary medicine) program."
- Dr. Duane Landals Registrar, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association