What will I study?


In the Production Animal Science major, you will study subjects designed to develop your understanding of biochemistry and microbiology in an agricultural context. You will apply this knowledge in a range of third-year topics including animal disease, production and growth, behaviour and welfare, including this major’s capstone subject, Production Animal Physiology.

You can choose to spend Semester 2 of your second year at Dookie campus, where you can observe a wide variety of farming industries first-hand including cropping, livestock and dairy management, horticulture and viticulture enterprises, as well as support industries such as irrigation management, logistics and food processing operations.

Completing your major

The Bachelor of Agriculture requires the successful completion of 300 points – with subjects usually worth 12.5 points each. You'll complete eight subjects, or 100 points of study, in each year of full-time study. Students who study the Production Animal Science major and gain entry into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program will receive a minimum of 30 points of subject credit towards their first year of graduate studies.

Sample course plan

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

Production Animal Science