Specialisation

Major - Animal Science

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3015.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

2743.11 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
3754.1 Bachelor of Science
3756.1 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)
3757.1 Bachelor of Advanced Science
3763.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
3764.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Studies
4748.3 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
6043.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Interactions between people and animals are increasing due to our reliance on animals for companionship and food production. This major will enable you to develop a deep understanding of these issues, through studies of animal behaviour, animal health and welfare, animal nutrition, animal production, animal reproduction, and human-animal interactions. You will have access to diverse on-campus animal facilities including reptiles, native mammals, sheep, cattle and deer and off-campus organisations such as wildlife parks, zoos and farms. A variety of exciting career paths are available to graduates of this program, including international opportunities in the many fields of animal science.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries

Major Structure

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Animal Science requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300813 Wildlife Studies

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
300801 Animal Science

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
300807 Human Animal Interactions

And two electives

Spring session

300835 Animal Reproduction

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
301255 Animal Health, Ethics and Welfare
300853 Animal Nutrition and Feeding

And one elective

Spring session

300914 Field Project 2
300878 Animal Behaviour

And two electives

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Animal Science requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Animal Science, given above.

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point sub-major in Education Studies

SM1100 Education Studies

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the units from SM1100 as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Animal Science requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below:

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300813 Wildlife Studies

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
300801 Animal Science

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
300807 Human Animal Interactions
300937 Advanced Science Project A

And one elective

Spring session

300835 Animal Reproduction
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
301255 Animal Health, Ethics and Welfare
300853 Animal Nutrition and Feeding
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

Spring session

300914 Field Project 2
300878 Animal Behaviour
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1: College Units

Standard 3 Term year

Preparatory unit

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

And

Eight University Level units comprising

700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

And

Two units from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen)

700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
700295 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
700296 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
700265 Food Science 1 (WSTC)
700061 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)
700297 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)
700298 Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
300807 Human Animal Interactions
300813 Wildlife Studies

And one elective

Spring session

300835 Animal Reproduction
300801 Animal Science

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
301255 Animal Health, Ethics and Welfare
300853 Animal Nutrition and Feeding

And one elective

Spring session

300914 Field Project 2
300878 Animal Behaviour

And two electives



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