BScAgric Animal Science

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

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


48 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on an enriching academic journey with the four-year BScAgric Animal Science degree program at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences. This program is meticulously designed to equip you for a dynamic and rewarding career in the livestock, poultry, and pig industry. Explore the nexus of scientific principles and practical applications that define modern animal science.


Animal Science, an illustrious field encompassing animal breeding and genetics, physiology, and nutrition, takes center stage at the Department of Animal Science at UP. Boasting a heritage of over a century, the department has been a trailblazer in producing adept animal scientists and conducting groundbreaking research crucial to the evolution of South Africa’s livestock industry. Embrace a curriculum that mirrors global transformations in livestock production, presenting novel opportunities for pioneering research in animal nutrition, breeding, genetics, and physiology.

Admission Requirements

For prospective students in 2024, meeting the minimum requirements is essential:

  • English Home Language or English First Additional Language: 5
  • Mathematics: 5
  • Physical Sciences: 5
  • APS (NSC/IEB): 32

Applicants should monitor their application status on the UP Student Portal and adhere to application deadlines.

  • Biometry
  • Plants and society
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and cell biology

the fee of course is R53000 per anumm

Future Career Outcomes

Upon completion of the BScAgric Animal Science program, graduates are poised for impactful contributions to the agricultural sector. From championing animal health and welfare to mitigating environmental impacts, you are well-equipped to steer the livestock production value chain. Recognized as professional animal scientists, graduates can pursue advanced studies in animal nutrition, production physiology, or animal breeding and genetics, or opt for an honors degree in Wildlife Management.

Visa Requirements:

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