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Animal Science

Bachelor of Science

Next Start Date: October 5.

A versatile degree

in animal related fields

The Unity College B.S. in Animal Science prepares students to apply animal biology, chemistry, physiology, nutrition, and behavior to the study of animal breeding and genetics, nutrition, physiology, growth, behavior, and management.  

The curriculum can be applied to a great variety of species, from farm animals to pets. The animal science major provides excellent preparation for students who wish to find positions immediately upon graduation, as well as those who plan to enter graduate or professional schools to obtain advanced degrees.

The B.S. in Animal Science areas of concentration:

Equine Science and Management
Companion Animal Care and Training
Sustainable Livestock Management

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Career Outlook*

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Median salary for Livestock Managers, U.S. 2018


Projected 10 year growth for companion animal directors


Median salary for Animal Scientists, U.S. 2018

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unity College cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience


Animal science degree program

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of animal genetics, nutrition, reproduction and physiology and apply knowledge of animal husbandry, behavior and handling techniques to effectively interact with animals in a safe and humane manner.

As an animal science major, you’ll benefit from:

  • One-on-one advising. Work with trained staff every step of the way to reach academic and professional success.
  • Complete your coursework from anywhere, while working full-time or balancing other responsibilities.
  • Meet and connect with your peers and professors, making lifelong connections in your field.
  • Job resources. Browse our online job board and use free tools through our career services.
  • Multiple start dates. Begin your program on your time. Choose from eight year-round start dates.
  • Pursue a concentration in environmental GIS, renewable energy, sustainable business, wildlife ecology, or emergency disaster management.

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Degree requirements and courses

The animal science degree requires 120 credits. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside institutions. For more requirements, browse our degree checklist. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program. Then apply online for free to get started.


Animal science sample courses

B.S. in Animal Science