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B.Sc. On Campus

Animal Systems

University of Manitoba

48 months
17300 CAD/year
5100 CAD/year
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The degree in Animal Systems at University of Manitoba focuses on the nutrition, management and welfare of livestock and poultry. Animal science professionals are committed to devising innovative solutions to the challenges posed by a growing world population, shifting diet patterns, limited resources, and changing climatic conditions.

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The Bachelor of Science Animal Systems at University of Manitoba  provides students with a firm understanding of animal production, including genetics, anatomy/physiology, nutrition, health and reproduction. It also provides courses in business management and communications.

Compared to similar programs in most other Canadian agriculture faculties, the Animal Systems program at the University of Manitoba places a greater emphasis on practical production and the use of science to make informed choices in production.

Research facilities at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences include the Glenlea Research Station, which accommodates multidisciplinary and livestock research and is home to the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment. This is a University of Manitoba-based research community that engages in multi-disciplinary research partnerships to further the long term economic and environmental sustainability of integrated livestock and crop production systems.

Professional opportunities

  • Formulator
  • Barn Manager
  • Food Inspector
  • Animal Nutritionist

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Companion Animal Management and Nutrition
  • The Animal and Its Environment
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Health
  • Applied Animal Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Starting Sept

  • March 1 application deadline (high school)
  • May 1 application deadline (transfer )
Starting Jan
  • October 1 application deadline (transfer)


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school graduation with 5 full credits at the senior level and; 
An equivalent minimum average of 70% over the following senior level courses, with no less than 60% in each course:
  • English
  • Senior Level Math or Pre-Calculus Mathematics
  • A third academic course
  • A fourth academic course

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17300 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17300 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5100 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Winnipeg

1056 - 1650 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


High school students who apply to the fall intake by March 1 and carry a minimum 85% average in five senior level academic courses may be considered for entrance scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $3,000 CAD. 

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