COURSE: BSC (AGRIC) IN ANIMAL SCIENCE/ PASTURE...

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This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to enter the animal science and pasture science industries.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Computer literacy

  • General chemistry

  • Academic literacy

  • Molecular and cell biology

  • General physics

  • Mathematics

  • Biometry

  • Plant biology

  • Information literacy

  • Introductory genetics

  • Introduction to microbiology

  • Animal diversity


Second year subjects:


  • Introduction to proteins and enzymes

  • Carbohydrate metabolism

  • SA flora and vegetation

  • Animal anatomy and physiology

  • Gene and chromosome organisation

  • Sustainable production systems

  • Nutrition

  • Animal science

  • Lipid and nitrogen metabolism

  • Biochemistry in perspective

  • Genetic analysis and manipulation

  • Agroclimatology


Third year subjects:


  • Animal anatomy

  • Animal physiology

  • Introduction to soil science

  • Introduction to financial management in agriculture

  • Introduction to agricultural production economics

  • Reproduction science

  • Nutrition science

  • Principles of veld management

  • Growth physiology

  • Soil fertility and plant nutrition

  • Animal breeding

  • Planted past and fodder crops


Fourth year subjects:


  • Biometry

  • Soil classification and surveying

  • Large stock science

  • Land use planning

  • Nutrition science

  • Research methodology

  • Crop physiology

  • Small stock science

  • Meat and diary science

  • Wildlife science


Careers: animal scientist, researcher.

Source: www.up.ac.za

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