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Department of Animal Science



  • Macdonald Stewart Building, Room MS1-084
  • Telephone: 514-398-7794
  • Fax: 514-398-7964
  • Email: animal.science [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/animal

About the Department of Animal Science

About the Department of Animal Science

There are excellent programs available for those students interested in the study of animal science at the undergraduate level. Whether students are interested in the improvement of livestock production from the point of view of nutrition, breeding and reproduction, or the study of animals in a health context, or even the biotechnology aspects that provide a basis for further laboratory research and an opening to animal models and their impact on human health and disease, there is a specialization that will appeal to those needs.

The Department of Animal Science plays a crucial role in the offering of four important specializations:

  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Animal Production
  • International Agriculture

Each of these specializations must be taken within the context of a major, depending on the orientation of a student towards animal production management, animal biotechnology, further studies in animal health, international studies, and/or graduate studies.

A student with an interest in animals, who wishes to become a professional agrologist (a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec), should register in the Agro-Environmental Sciences Major and take the specialization in Animal Production (as well as the obligatory specialization in Professional Agrology).

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 16, 2011) (disclaimer)