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Real animals, real learning

Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, Nova Scotia offers students the chance to work with live animals in a fully equipped farm environment.

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Take charge with technology

Our facilities feature the technology that professionals use to raise, care for and study animals.

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A "classroom" like no other

Studying Animal Science at Dal means acquiring more than knowledge. You'll also get practical experience that goes beyond pen and paper.

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Study at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro


Located one hour from Halifax in Truro, NS, Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is a great place to study, work and live.

 

Top 7 reasons to study Animal Science at Dalhousie:

  1. Hands-on: Students supplement classroom and lab learning by working with actual animals.
  2. Specialized: Focus your studies on dairy cattle, sheep, poultry or mink.
  3. Top-notch facilities: The campus farm includes the Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research, Atlantic Poultry Research Centre and Ruminant Animal Centre (including dairy cattle and sheep facilities).
  4. Research hub: Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture hosts organizations like the Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research and the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada.
  5. Career gateway: Animal Science graduates can look forward to careers in animal nutrition, farm management and food inspection, or future studies in fields like law, medicine or education.
  6. Individual attention: Small class sizes mean our students don't get lost in the crowd and get personalized interaction and instruction with faculty.
  7. A science-business blend: Animal Science students graduate with knowledge about animal physiology and behaviour, as well as an understanding of the business of animal care.

What will I learn?

Sample classes

Learn about animal biology and behaviour, production of animal products like meat and dairy and how animals are used in fields like genetics and environmental sustainability.

What can I do?

Animal Science What Can I Do

Our graduates succeed in a variety of professions in and outside of agriculture. A major in Animal Science can prepare you for everything from a career in food inspection to medical school.