Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (BAnVetBioSc)

The Sydney Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience is a flexible applied science program that allows you to tailor your studies to your specific interests, within the field of animal science. Starting with a strong science foundation, the four year degree develops scientific skills in applied animal health and disease; nutrition and feed technology; reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies; behaviour and welfare science; genetics and biotechnology.

Emphasis is placed on the development of analytical, quantitative, computing and communication skills, as well as practical animal handling and management. This degree provides an excellent pathway if you are seeking a professional career working with animals.

Duration and Honours

The degree is of four years duration, for both the pass and honours degrees. Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year of the program. All student may elect to take an advanced coursework program as an alternative to honours. Part time study is also available.


These are the areas of specialisation available in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biocience.

  1. Animal Genetics and Biotechnology
  2. Animal Health and Disease
  3. Animal Production Systems
  4. Wildlife Conservation and Management


The course is based at our Camperdown campus for the first three years, but you will also make use of the faculty’s large animal teaching and research facilities at the University's farms and Camden campus. In your final year, you will complete an advanced coursework program, and if you choose to undertake honours, also gain specialist research skills by completing an individual research project in an animal science area of interest. You may choose to pursue your advanced studies at either of the two campuses, depending on your area of interest.