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Applied Animal Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
In the Applied Animal Biology program from University of British Columbia you’ll be exposed to the role of animals in human society and the ethical, environmental, and other issues that arise, and receive training in research skills preparing for graduate work, or admission to veterinary or human medicine.
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Overview

As a student in Applied Animal Biology program from University of British Columbia, you’ll explore the field of animal science as you apply your knowledge to real-world biological issues through hands-on field work and research on farms, as well as in laboratories, animal shelters, and wildlife rehabilitation centres. The program offers the flexibility to focus on your specific interests, while equipping you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to pursue a career in this fast-growing field.

The program prepares eligible students for admission to the four-year veterinary program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). International students seeking to pursue veterinary studies should note that Canada’s five accredited veterinary colleges have limited admission intake, and generally apply restrictions for entry, based on residence in Canadian provinces.

Why this program?

  • Study real-world biological issues, problems, and challenges and their solutions.
  • Gain practical, in-the-field experience.
  • Receive training in research skills for graduate work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biology of the Cell
  • Structure and Bonding in Chemistry
  • Scholarly Writing and Argumentation in Land and Food Systems
  • Energy and Waves
  • Human Biology: Physiology and Introductory Anatomy
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Introductory Environmental Microbiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • IB Mathematics, excluding IB Math Studies*
  • IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics
  • Grade 11/junior-level Chemistry
  • Grade 11/junior-level Physics (may be waived with grades of 5 in IB Mathematics and IB Chemistry)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10452 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41810 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1440 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5759 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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