Major overview


Prepare for a career in animal health and production, animal welfare or biosecurity. In this major, you’ll study subjects in animal biology, genetics and breeding, nutrition, physiology, health and welfare.

Develop an applied knowledge of animal science, which will prepare you to progress to the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, if you’re pursuing a veterinary career. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of animal production industries, animal behaviour and disease, and how management strategies can optimise growth and welfare.