University Courses: What To Know About Animal Science

Do you wish to study animal science but don’t know how to go about it? Read this article as it will provide you the necessary information you need.


What Is Animal Science?

Animal Science, also known as bioscience is defined as “the study of the biology of animals under human control.” It can also be referred to as farm animal production and management.

The degree was previously known as animal husbandry, and the animals studied included livestock such as cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, and horses. Today’s courses cover a broader range of topics, including companion animals such as dogs and cats, as well as a variety of exotic species.


A variety of schools and universities offer Animal Science degrees.

How Long Does It Take To Study Animal Science?

It takes 4 years to study animal science at the university.

Where Can Animal Scientists Work?

  • Animal Care specialist
  • Feed consultant
  • Breed analyst
  • Extension educator
  • Zoologist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal technician
  • Agricultural real estate specialist
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Academic researcher
  • Zookeeper
  • Animal physiotherapist

How much Do Animal Scientists Earn?

Graduates with a degree in animal science earn between 50,000 to 350,000 naira monthly.

In Ghana, the salary for those with a degree in animal science range from 910.00 GHS to 2,306.00 GHS monthly.


Which School Can Animal Science Be Studied?

  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
  • University of Ghana
  • University of Benin
  • University of Maiduguri
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • River State University of science and technology
  • University of Ibadan
  • Nasarawa State University
  • University of Calabar
  • Delta State University
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka

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