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Major

Animal Science and Management

Where will this take me?

Overview

After completing the Animal Science and Management major in the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

If you want to focus on animal welfare, an ethically rewarding career in fields such as animal protection or animal health services could be for you.

Or, if your interests lie in working with livestock, you could work in animal nutrition, livestock management or improvement, pasture consulting, or the animal feed or health product industries.

For more of a molecular focus, look to animal genetics and breeding, quality assurance, animal health research or agricultural biotechnology.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Animal Science and Management as part of your Bachelor of Science, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.

GRADUATE DEGREES

Depending on the subjects you take in the Bachelor of Science, a range of graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, agriculture, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.

For those interested in a career as a veterinarian, the Animal Science and Management major does not offer an accelerated pathway to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. You could instead consider the Animal Health and Disease major.

GRADUATE RESEARCH

If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a University, research institute, consulting company or not-for-profit.