Do you enjoy working with animals? How about volunteering at a local animal shelter? Would you like to gain hands on experience working with cats, dogs, small animals, cattle, pigs, horses and sheep? You might want to explore a major in Animal Science. Here, students get an opportunity to work under "real" conditions with specifically assigned responsibilities. In Animal Science, a majority of time is spent working in animal labs and barns located on campus. This is the perfect major for you if you are excited about hands on learning with various species of animals, don't mind getting dirty and are not afraid of hard work.
Animal science is focused on "the biology of animals that are under the control of mankind". The study of animal science concentrates on the understanding of how animals work including the physiology and biochemical makeup of tissues and major organ systems, growth, and nutrition. It is also the study of genetics and animal reproduction and breeding. At BCAHS, students will learn to improve animal productivity, their health and welfare. The Animal Science program is broken down into four concentrations:
Students will follow a curriculum that aligns to each of these concentrations.
Laboratory Animal Technician I and II
Pet Shop Manager
Animal Care Taker
Animal Control Officer
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Technician Training
Riding Instructor License
Pet Grooming Certificate
In the Animal Science program you will take the following courses in each concentration:
The following is a short list of colleges and/or universities that offer Animal Science and related fields. There are many other colleges and/or universities that offer such majors.