Upon completion of the Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences, it is expected that graduates will be able to:
- Develop and evaluate animal production and management systems by integrating knowledge of animal genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and other relevant disciplines and applying scientific and quantitative reasoning to solve real-world challenges.
- Locate, critically evaluate, and apply information from scholarly animal science literature and other sources to expand personal understanding and knowledge of animal sciences, providing a foundation for lifelong learning.
- Create and interpret graphs, tables and diagrams illustrating scientific data and concepts, and understand basic concepts relating to the design and analysis of research in the animal sciences.
- Communicate effectively about animal sciences to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing, using appropriate traditional and emerging media.
- Engage actively and effectively in discussion of complex issues relevant to the animal sciences by understanding and appreciating:
- the importance of animals to the health and well-being of society;
- economic, environmental, animal welfare, and societal impacts of animal production and management systems at the global and local level;
- varied ethical perspectives on animal practices;
- the role of science in informing debates.
- Appreciate the breadth and depth of professional opportunities in animal sciences relating to:
- the keeping of animals for food and fiber production and other purposes (e.g., companionship, research and teaching, biotechnology, sports, species conservation);
- the application of scientific principles to animal breeding, reproduction, feeding, growth and development, health management, housing, handling, and end – product safety and quality.