Undergraduate Programs

Companion & Performance Animals

Major in Companion and Performance Animals

Enter the field of companion and performance animals with this major. As a student, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete your pre-veterinary medicine requirements in this major.
  • Develop expertise in the physiology, nutrition, behaviour and evolving role of companion and performance animals.
  • Test your knowledge in the faculty's animal research facilities.
  • Gain mastery in the sociology and psychology of the animal-human bond.
  • Learn from real case studies of search and rescue animals, sport animals, animal-assisted therapy and animals who serve to improve the well-being of individuals.

Popular Courses

Some of the most popular courses in this stream include Companion Animals & Society, Animal Welfare and Research on the Human Animal Bond

Browse through the full course catalogue for more opportunities in this major. Please visit the Faculty's course listing and descriptions for more information about each course.

Career Options

This major will prepare you for a career in:

  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Behaviour consulting & training
  • Pet industry marketing manager
  • Technical sales representative
  • Kennel operator
  • Equine sports therapist