Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (BAnVetBioSc) - Areas of Study


Knowledge and Skill Areas

Starting with a strong science foundation, the four year Animal and Veterinary Bioscience degree develops scientific skills in the disciplines of applied animal health and disease; animal nutrition and feed technology; animal genetics and biotechnology; animal reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies; animal behaviour and welfare science; animal production, husbandry and management.

Animal scientists can work with a wide range of animals from production animals, both in Australia and overseas, to domestic animals and wildlife, and graduates may choose to apply their skills in the context of:

  • Animal Production systems (managing animals for food and fibre production)
  • Natural Systems Management (sustainable management of animals in natural and man-made systems)
  • Biomedical research (animal models for human disease)
  • Research and problem-solving (opportunities in industry and government)

The course is based at our Camperdown campus for the first three years, but students also make use of the faculty’s large animal teaching and research facilities at the University's farms and Camden campus. Emphasis is placed on the development of analytical, quantitative, computing and communication skills, as well as practical animal handling and management.

The Final Year

In your final year, you may choose to pursue your advanced studies at either of the two campuses (Camden or Camperdown). If you meet the criteria , you may apply to complete the honours program. Honours students will also gain specialist research skills by completing an individual research project in an animal science area of interest.