Animal Science and Management

    What will I study?


    In your specialisation you can draw from the relevant fields of: animal nutrition, growth and development, behaviour and welfare, genetics and breeding, health, livestock science and reproduction, and biotechnology.

    Animal Welfare

    You can choose to specialise in animal behaviour and welfare and learn about the complex ethical and moral issues facing society concerning animal ownership.


    Or move into the areas that focus on livestock production or animal science.

    Your major structure

    This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science. Studies in the area of Production Animal Science can also be taken through the Bachelor of Agriculture.

    In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in animal science and animal management and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects.

    Breadth studies

    Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

    Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

    Sample course plan

    View some sample course plans to help you select subjects that will meet the requirements for this major.

    Explore this major

    Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this major.