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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.


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 5 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. 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?


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.

Career options


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.