Starting in the fall of 2013, the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources in Saskatoon will be offering a degree in animal bioscience (BSc). The new degree program has been designed to attract students interested in domestic animals, in completing veterinary medicine entrance requirements, or in pursuing careers in a broad range of fi elds in which knowledge of domestic animal biology is a major asset.

“Students enrolled in the new animal bioscience degree will have more opportunity to study companion animals, animal behavior, animal and environmental interactions, nutrition, genetics, physiology, toxicology, and health with much less focus on food-animal production offered under the existing program,” says Andrew Van Kessel, department head of Animal and Poultry Science.