Bachelor of Animal Science

Massey University

Subject area

Animal Husbandry

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Animal Science requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Bachelor of Animal Science graduates are qualified to undertake a wide range of technical, advocacy and management roles across the production animal, equine and companion animal science industries. Examples include monogastric and ruminant nutritionists, animal breeding specialists, animal welfare officers and key roles at meat processing plants. A good understanding of scientific principles, including physiology, metabolism, genetics, nutrition and animal behaviour, enables graduates to integrate knowledge and skills from different disciplines to help solve complex problems in a wide range of animal science industries. Graduates are required to focus their studies through one of four majors; growth and nutrition, animal genetics and breeding, animal welfare or equine science.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263

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