Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

This is an interactive, hands-on four-year degree program that will prepare you for a range of careers dealing with animal health. Any major in this degree program will allow you to complete your pre-veterinary medicine requirements.

Animal Health

Bachelor of Science in Animal Health

This is an interactive, hands-on four-year degree program that will prepare you for a range of careers dealing with animal health.

Any major in this degree program will allow you to complete your pre-veterinary medicine requirements. View the guide to veterinary school.

After three years of study at the University of Alberta, you may be eligible to complete both your BSc and BVM&S at the University of Edinburgh.

Other educational opportunities in this program include:

  • Understand the biology and behaviour of companion animals as well as the human-animal bond.
  • Discover the connection between animal health and the safety & quality of the food supply.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills while completing real-world projects and case studies that examine issues faced by the animal health sector, the food production industry and government.
  • Develop hands-on skills through access to an extensive network of animal research facilities.
  • Approved program electives for this degree

BSc in Animal Health Majors

Companion & Performance Animals

Enter the field of companion and performance animals and complete your pre-veterinary medicine requirements in this major.

Food Animals

Launch your career in the food animal industry and complete your pre-veterinary medicine requirements in this major.


Careers in Animal Health

| Animal welfare officer | Animal nutritionist | Food safety & quality assurance advisor | Production specialist | Pharmaceutical researcher | Commodity inspector | Policy analyst | Animal shelter director | Animal behaviour consultant | Animal/pet sector sales & marketing manager |