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 bsc-advisor.agenvsc [at] mcgill.ca (student advisor).
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
To view the list of courses:
Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Animal Biology (24 Credits)
Offered by:Natural Resource Sciences
Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc
The specialization in Animal Biology is intended for students who wish to further their studies in the basic biology of large mammals and birds. Successful completion of the program should enable students to qualify for application to most veterinary colleges in North America, to study in a variety of postgraduate biology programs, and to work in many laboratory settings.
For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising
Required Courses (15 credits)
Complementary Courses (9 credits)
9 credits selected from:
For more information, see Programs, Courses and University Regulations.
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.