Animal Systems

Animal Systems

B.Sc. Agriculture
(Animal Systems) brochure

Animal scientists focus on the nutrition, management and welfare of livestock and poultry. They develop innovative solutions for the challenges of life in the 21st century: a growing world population, shifting diet patterns, limited resources, and a changing climate.

Through our Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Animal Systems, you will learn how to effectively manage the production of livestock animals and poultry. Enter a world of opportunities that includes the study of animal genetics, anatomy/physiology, nutrition, health and reproduction. Courses in business management and communications will complement your studies in animal systems and prepare you for a wide range of careers in the livestock management industry.

Where Can It Take You?

Our graduates find career opportunities in the animal feed, health and production industries, and with all levels of government. Specific job titles include:

  • Feed Formulator
  • Barn Manager
  • Food Inspector
  • Animal Nutritionist

Did You Know?

Research on Your Doorstep
The Glenlea Research Station accommodates both multidisciplinary and livestock research and is home to the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment. This U of M-based research community engages in research partnerships that focus on the economic and environmental sustainability of integrated livestock and crop production systems.

On-the-Job Training
Gain valuable work experience through summer jobs or cooperative education postings with industry, government, and the farming profession. Develop practical skills in your area of study while earning money to help finance your education.

Exchange Opportunities
Make the most of international study opportunities in countries such as Sweden, Mexico, France, the U.S., China and India

Finance Your Education
The Faculty, industry and other partners offer many scholarships and bursaries, including the Manitoba Egg Producers Scholarship.

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In animal systems, we use hard science to make informed decisions that improve the lives and productivity of livestock.


Diploma in Agriculture
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