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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.


Take charge with technology

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


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.


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.