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 112.3
  • ANBI 110.3
  • BIOL 120.3
  • BIOL 224.3
  • 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 6 credit units from the following:

Choose 6 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
  • BMSC 200.3
  • BMSC 230.3
  • CHEM 250.3
  • FABS 212.3 OR BMSC 210.3
  • PLSC 214.3
  • RCM 300.3

Choose 3 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

Students must complete at least 6 credit units of courses from the Animal Species Specific Restricted Electives list in the program overall.

Animal Species Specific Restricted Electives:
  • ANBI 320.3
  • ANBI 360.3
  • ANSC 340.3
  • ANSC 410.3
  • ANSC 430.3
  • ANSC 440.3
  • ANSC 460.3
Discipline Specific Restricted Electives:
  • ANBI 475.3
  • ANBI 494.6
  • ANSC 298.3
  • ANSC 301.3
  • ANSC 398.3
  • ANSC 498.3
  • BINF 210.3
  • BIOC 310.3
  • BIOC 311.3
  • BIOC 435.3
  • BIOC 436.3
  • BIOL 226.3
  • BIOL 430.3
  • BMSC 220.3
  • BMSC 240.3
  • FABS 325.3
  • FABS 430.3
  • FABS 450.3
  • MCIM 308.3
  • MCIM 309.3
  • MCIM 321.3
  • PCOL 350.6
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PLSC 213.3
  • PLSC 422.3
  • RCM 404.3
  • RRM 312.3
  • TOX 300.3
  • TOX 402.3
  • VBMS 314.3
  • VLAC 411.3 or VTPA 412.3

Year 3 (30 credit units)

  • ANBI 375.3
  • ANSC 315.3
  • VBMS 324.3
  • VBMS 325.3

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 12 credit units of restricted electives

Students must complete at least 6 credit units of courses from the Animal Species Specific Restricted Electives list in the program overall.

Animal Species Specific Restricted Electives:
  • ANBI 320.3
  • ANBI 360.3
  • ANSC 340.3
  • ANSC 410.3
  • ANSC 430.3
  • ANSC 440.3
  • ANSC 460.3
Discipline Specific Restricted Electives:
  • ANBI 475.3
  • ANBI 494.6
  • ANSC 298.3
  • ANSC 301.3
  • ANSC 398.3
  • ANSC 498.3
  • BINF 210.3
  • BIOC 310.3
  • BIOC 311.3
  • BIOC 435.3
  • BIOC 436.3
  • BIOL 226.3
  • BIOL 430.3
  • BMSC 220.3
  • BMSC 240.3
  • FABS 325.3
  • FABS 430.3
  • FABS 450.3
  • MCIM 308.3
  • MCIM 309.3
  • MCIM 321.3
  • PCOL 350.6
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PLSC 213.3
  • PLSC 422.3
  • RCM 404.3
  • RRM 312.3
  • TOX 300.3
  • TOX 402.3
  • VBMS 314.3
  • VLAC 411.3 or VTPA 412.3

Year 4 (30 credit units)

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

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

Students must complete at least 6 credit units of courses from the Animal Species Specific Restricted Electives list in the program overall.

Animal Species Specific Restricted Electives:
  • ANBI 320.3
  • ANBI 360.3
  • ANSC 340.3
  • ANSC 410.3
  • ANSC 430.3
  • ANSC 440.3
  • ANSC 460.3
Discipline Specific Restricted Electives:
  • ANBI 475.3
  • ANBI 494.6
  • ANSC 298.3
  • ANSC 301.3
  • ANSC 398.3
  • ANSC 498.3
  • BINF 210.3
  • BIOC 310.3
  • BIOC 311.3
  • BIOC 435.3
  • BIOC 436.3
  • BIOL 226.3
  • BIOL 430.3
  • BMSC 220.3
  • BMSC 240.3
  • FABS 325.3
  • FABS 430.3
  • FABS 450.3
  • MCIM 308.3
  • MCIM 309.3
  • MCIM 321.3
  • PCOL 350.6
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PLSC 213.3
  • PLSC 422.3
  • RCM 404.3
  • RRM 312.3
  • TOX 300.3
  • TOX 402.3
  • VBMS 314.3
  • VLAC 411.3 or VTPA 412.3