Applied Animal Biology

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Study the fundamentals of animal behaviour, animal physiology, and examine related fields as applied to farm, companion, and other animals. You’ll be exposed to the role of animals in human society and the ethical, environmental, and other issues that arise, and receive training in research skills preparing for graduate work, or admission to veterinary or human medicine.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

This major examines fundamentals in the field of animal science. It offers flexibility to students to focus on their specific interests. Applied Animal Biology is intended for students with a strong interest in animals and wishing to pursue careers working with animals. The program equips eligible students for admission to the four-year veterinary program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).  (International students seeking to pursue veterinary studies should note that Canada’s five accredited veterinary colleges have limited admission intake, and generally apply restrictions for entry, based on residence in Canadian provinces.)

Campus features

Research facilities include the Dairy Education and Research Centre.

Program Requirements

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