Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science Animal Science

Study Discipline: Agriculture Studies
Study Programme Details
City: Pretoria
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions: Summer Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


120 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on an enriching academic journey with the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science, specializing in Animal Science at the esteemed University of South Africa (UNISA). This program is meticulously crafted to equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed to address the challenges facing agriculture, particularly in the realm of animal science. As a qualified learner, you will be empowered to apply sustainable agricultural principles, display an awareness of environmental responsibilities, provide leadership in agricultural sub-sector operations, and employ diverse skills and knowledge to solve challenges within the agriculture sector.


Delve into the dynamic world of Animal Science with our specialized program (Qualification Code: 90082 – ANS), positioned at NQF level 8, encompassing a total of 480 credits. As a forward-thinking institution, UNISA embraces current industry trends and future possibilities, ensuring that our learners are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving field of animal science. With SAQA ID: 99030 and an APS/AS score of 20, this program offers a comprehensive educational experience with a maximum completion time of 10 years.

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) or equivalent with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, 50% in Mathematics or Technical Mathematics and 50% in Physical Science or Technical Science, if any Physics or Chemistry modules form part of the curriculum of a selected qualification,
a Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning, and with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Mathematics, and a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Physical Science, if any Physics or Chemistry modules form part of the curriculum of a selected qualification,
an appropriate Higher Certificate that satisfies the Mathematics and Physical Science requirements.
Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements should consider applying for a lower level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.

  • ASA1501 – Animal Physiology [Theory and Practice]
  • ASA1503 – Introduction to Animal Science [Theory]
  • BLG1501 – Basic Biology
  • BLG1502 – Animal and Plant Diversity
  • CHE1501 – General Chemistry IA
  • CHE1502 – General Chemistry IB Co-requisite:CHE1501
  • CHE1503 – General Chemistry I (Practical) Co-requisite:CHE1501 & CHE1502
  • MAT1503 – Linear Algebra I
  • PHY1501 – Elementary Mechanics
  • STA1610 – Introduction to Statistics

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Future Career Outcomes

Embark on a journey where your skills and knowledge contribute to real-world impact. UNISA’s Animal Science program nurtures graduates who go on to become successful professionals, making significant contributions to the field. Your journey doesn’t end with graduation; it propels you toward a future where your passion for animal science transforms into meaningful career outcomes.

Visa Requirements:

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