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Animal Biology Specialization

Students choose this specialization because they wish to learn about the basic biology of large mammals and birds. Students study animal physiology and function, reproduction and nutrition, immunology, genetics and biotechnology and its uses with animals. There is a strong ‘hands-on’ component to many courses and this is coupled with the close proximity of the University Farm as well as the Large Animal Research and Small Animal Research units which are located on the Macdonald Campus.

YOU MAY TAKE THIS SPECIALIZATION WITH THE FOLLOWING MAJOR: Life Sciences

Please note that this Specialization in Animal Biology is only open to students who are enrolled in the BSc (AgEnvSc) degree. However, if you are enrolled in any other degree ‐ either on the Macdonald Campus or the Downtown Campus ‐ you may take the exact same courses (and have them appear on your transcript) in the form of a Minor in Animal Biology.

For questions about the Animal Biology Specialization, please contact the roger [dot] cueatmcgill [dot] ca (Specialization Co-ordinator).

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits

To view the list of courses, please see the Electronic Course Calendar.

CAREER PATHS CAN INCLUDE:

Veterinary medicine, pharmaceutical industry, biological sciences, animal biotechnology, post-graduate studies and research.

For more career paths, please visit the Career Planning Service (CaPS) website.