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Animal Science at UniSQ explores the biological function of animals, preparing you for a range of careers in the animal science space. Learn more about the importance of livestock health, welfare and behaviour and the impact this can have on productivity, product quality and farm safety. Understand concepts relating to animal welfare, diseases and the management of disease in livestock as well as genetics and reproduction.

Animal studies courses at UniSQ focus on delivering a practical learning experience that fosters intellectual growth in a welcoming and engaging academic environment.

Explore UniSQ's Animal Science degrees

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Human-animal relationships

 We see humans advantaged by technology, yet still rely heavily on animals, to contribute to and fulfil our lives.

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What can I do with an animal science degree?

 At UniSQ, you’ll have the opportunity to build upon foundational animal science knowledge and develop the relevant skills to carry you into a rewarding career. Whether you decide to study an undergraduate or postgraduate animal science degree online, on-campus, or a combination of both, you’ll have the freedom and the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Successful completion of an animal science course will open many career opportunities, including:

  • Research scientist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal health specialist
  • Rural banking professional
  • Agribusiness employee
  • Farmer
  • Consultant

 You can also combine an animal science course with a second major to create a specialised skillset that is well sought after in the workforce — e.g. biology, plant agricultural science, or environment and sustainability. Entering the multifaceted world of agriculture and environment is a rewarding experience that presents opportunities to work in both the private and public sectors. At UniSQ, we provide you the building blocks for continued upskilling and professional development, which is why there is no better place to go to pursue animal studies!

What do you learn in an animal science degree?
An animal science degree at UniSQ focuses on exploring the biological function of animals, branching out to livestock health and welfare, product quality, farm safety, animal ethics and human and sustainable food production.
What are the pathways to studying animal science at UniSQ?
At UniSQ, we believe in offering multiple pathways to study. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for your chosen animal science degree, there are options available to you. Whether you’ve just graduated from high school, taken an extended study break, have a VET, TAFE or other relevant qualification, our pathway programs give you the opportunity to reach your study goals.
Why study animal science with UniSQ?
We believe that creating an engaging and positive learning environment is key to academic success. That’s why at UniSQ, we’ve worked hard to develop a supportive community and teaching staff, ensuring that practicality and efficiency are at the core of your learning experience. You’ll have access to industry-leading equipment, learning facilities and staff — whether you’re looking to study full-time on campus, completely online or a combination of the two. The flexibility offered at UniSQ will ensure that there’s no better place to begin an animal science course.

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