Animal Bioscience is the study of animal metabolism, genetics, physiology, nutrition, behaviour, care, health, and the social and environmental impact of animals. This degree has less emphasis on traditional agribusiness than the B.S.A. Animal Science while still providing students with the opportunity to learn about issues and handling of farm animals as well as domestic animals.

The Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience [B.Sc.(An.Biosc.)] provides students with a broad background in domestic animal biology (animal metabolism, genetics, physiology, nutrition, behavior, care, social and environmental impact) and prepares them to work in fields outside of traditional animal agriculture including biomedical sciences, companion, equine and research animal care, animal health and environmental sciences. This program can meet the pre-veterinary medicine requirements.

The program focuses on experiential learning including the opportunity for direct involvement with a wide variety of domestic animals and the development of relevant laboratory skills and decision making and problem solving skills. Students gain the ability to work in unstructured environments and learn to review, synthesize, and communicate information.

Year 1 (30 credit units)

  • AGRC 110.3
  • AGRC 111.3
  • AGRC 113.3
  • ANBI 110.3
  • BIOL 120.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • CHEM 115.3
  • MATH 104.3 or MATH 110.3 or MATH 125.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

Choose 3 credit units from the areas of Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts.

Humanities

  • CHIN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CREE — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ENG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FREN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GERM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HEB — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HNDI — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INTS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • JPNS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LATN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LIT — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PHIL — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RLST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RUSS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SNSK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SPAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • UKR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

  • Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.
  • MUS 111 is acceptable toward the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GEOG 130.3
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LING — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PLAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • POLS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOSC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Any senior-level social science course, provided the prerequisite is met. Please note that certain GEOG courses are considered Science courses. Refer to the Class Search.

Statistics courses in social sciences are not accepted for credit toward the Social Science Requirement (eg. ECON 204, PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.

Fine Arts

  • ART — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • DRAM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MUS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Year 2 (30 credit units)

  • ANSC 212.3
  • ANSC 313.3
  • AREC 220.3 or INDG 107.3
  • BIOL 224.3
  • BMSC 200.3
  • BMSC 230.3
  • CHEM 250.3
  • FABS 212.3 OR BMSC 210.3
  • PLSC 214.3

Choose 3 credit units of restricted electives

Restricted Electives:

  • ANBI 298.3
  • ANBI 320.3
  • ANBI 360.3
  • ANBI 398.3
  • ANBI 420.3
  • ANBI 471.3
  • ANBI 475.3
  • ANBI 494.3
  • ANBI 498.3
  • ANSC 298.3
  • ANSC 301.3
  • ANSC 316.3
  • ANSC 355.3
  • ANSC 398.3
  • ANSC 410.3
  • ANSC 430.3
  • ANSC 440.3
  • ANSC 460.3
  • ANSC 485.3
  • ANSC 498.3
  • AREC 222.3
  • AREC 343.3
  • BINF 151.3
  • BIOL 222.3
  • BIOL 226.3
  • BIOL 316.3
  • BIOL 430.3
  • BIOL 451.3
  • BIOL 455.3
  • BIOL 458.3
  • BIOL 472.3
  • BLE 205.3
  • BLE 303.3
  • BMIS 308.3
  • BMIS 310.3
  • BMIS 321.3
  • BMIS 340.3
  • BMIS 435.3
  • BMIS 436.3
  • BMSC 220.3
  • BMSC 240.3
  • COMM 101.3
  • COMM 105.3
  • COMM 201.3
  • COMM 204.3
  • COMM 304.3
  • COMM 404.3
  • FABS 110.3
  • FABS 325.3
  • FABS 457.3
  • MCIM 321.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PLSC 213.3
  • PLSC 405.3
  • PLSC 418.3
  • PLSC 420.3
  • PLSC 423.3
  • RCM 400.3
  • RCM 401.3
  • RCM 402.3
  • RCM 404.3
  • RCM 406.3
  • RCM 407.3
  • RCM 408.3
  • RCM 409.3
  • RCM 410.3
  • RCM 495.3
  • RRM 312.3
  • TOX 300.3
  • TOX 402.3
  • VBMS 314.3
  • VLAC 411.3
  • VTPA 412.3
  • or courses approved by an Animal Science program advisor

Year 3 (30 credit units)

  • ANBI 320.3 or ANBI 360.3
  • ANBI 375.3
  • ANSC 315.3
  • VBMS 324.3
  • VBMS 325.3

Choose 9 credit units of open electives

Note: Open Electives may be chosen from most classes offered at the University of Saskatchewan, including classes from the Animal Biosciences Restricted Electives list.

Choose 6 credit units of restricted electives

Restricted Electives:

  • ANBI 298.3
  • ANBI 320.3
  • ANBI 360.3
  • ANBI 398.3
  • ANBI 420.3
  • ANBI 471.3
  • ANBI 475.3
  • ANBI 494.3
  • ANBI 498.3
  • ANSC 298.3
  • ANSC 301.3
  • ANSC 316.3
  • ANSC 355.3
  • ANSC 398.3
  • ANSC 410.3
  • ANSC 430.3
  • ANSC 440.3
  • ANSC 460.3
  • ANSC 485.3
  • ANSC 498.3
  • AREC 222.3
  • AREC 343.3
  • BINF 151.3
  • BIOL 222.3
  • BIOL 226.3
  • BIOL 316.3
  • BIOL 430.3
  • BIOL 451.3
  • BIOL 455.3
  • BIOL 458.3
  • BIOL 472.3
  • BLE 205.3
  • BLE 303.3
  • BMIS 308.3
  • BMIS 310.3
  • BMIS 321.3
  • BMIS 340.3
  • BMIS 435.3
  • BMIS 436.3
  • BMSC 220.3
  • BMSC 240.3
  • COMM 101.3
  • COMM 105.3
  • COMM 201.3
  • COMM 204.3
  • COMM 304.3
  • COMM 404.3
  • FABS 110.3
  • FABS 325.3
  • FABS 457.3
  • MCIM 321.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PLSC 213.3
  • PLSC 405.3
  • PLSC 418.3
  • PLSC 420.3
  • PLSC 423.3
  • RCM 400.3
  • RCM 401.3
  • RCM 402.3
  • RCM 404.3
  • RCM 406.3
  • RCM 407.3
  • RCM 408.3
  • RCM 409.3
  • RCM 410.3
  • RCM 495.3
  • RRM 312.3
  • TOX 300.3
  • TOX 402.3
  • VBMS 314.3
  • VLAC 411.3
  • VTPA 412.3
  • or courses approved by an Animal Science program advisor

Year 4 (30 credit units)

  • ANBI 411.3
  • ANBI 420.3 or ANBI 471.3
  • ANBI 470.3
  • ANBI 492.3 or ANBI 494.6 (3 credit units count as restricted elective)
  • ANSC 440.3 or ANSC 485.3
  • VLAC 411.3 or VTPA 412.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ANSC 355.3
  • ANSC 410.3
  • ANSC 430.3
  • ANSC 460.3

Choose 6 credit units of open electives

Note: Open Electives may be chosen from most classes offered at the University of Saskatchewan, including classes from the Animal Biosciences Restricted Electives list.

Choose 3 credit units of restricted electives

Restricted Electives

  • ANBI 298.3
  • ANBI 320.3
  • ANBI 360.3
  • ANBI 398.3
  • ANBI 420.3
  • ANBI 471.3
  • ANBI 475.3
  • ANBI 494.3
  • ANBI 498.3
  • ANSC 298.3
  • ANSC 301.3
  • ANSC 316.3
  • ANSC 355.3
  • ANSC 398.3
  • ANSC 410.3
  • ANSC 430.3
  • ANSC 440.3
  • ANSC 460.3
  • ANSC 485.3
  • ANSC 498.3
  • AREC 222.3
  • AREC 343.3
  • BINF 151.3
  • BIOL 222.3
  • BIOL 226.3
  • BIOL 316.3
  • BIOL 430.3
  • BIOL 451.3
  • BIOL 455.3
  • BIOL 458.3
  • BIOL 472.3
  • BLE 205.3
  • BLE 303.3
  • BMIS 308.3
  • BMIS 310.3
  • BMIS 321.3
  • BMIS 340.3
  • BMIS 435.3
  • BMIS 436.3
  • BMSC 220.3
  • BMSC 240.3
  • COMM 101.3
  • COMM 105.3
  • COMM 201.3
  • COMM 204.3
  • COMM 304.3
  • COMM 404.3
  • FABS 110.3
  • FABS 325.3
  • FABS 457.3
  • MCIM 321.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PLSC 213.3
  • PLSC 405.3
  • PLSC 418.3
  • PLSC 420.3
  • PLSC 423.3
  • RCM 400.3
  • RCM 401.3
  • RCM 402.3
  • RCM 404.3
  • RCM 406.3
  • RCM 407.3
  • RCM 408.3
  • RCM 409.3
  • RCM 410.3
  • RCM 495.3
  • RRM 312.3
  • TOX 300.3
  • TOX 402.3
  • VBMS 314.3
  • VLAC 411.3
  • VTPA 412.3
  • or courses approved by an Animal Science program advisor