Since the emergence of changing demand and perception of modern society, the relationships between people and animals have been an integral part of our society, economy and culture. Animals provide us with food, clothing, recreation and companionship. Animal Science – the study of the biological function of domestic and captive animals and their utilization by people – focuses on modern, efficient and humane ways to care for and make the best use of the animals who share our lives.

BS course provides training in the major disciplines of Animal Sciences and prepares graduates for careers in a broad range of professions working with animals or within animal-related industries i.e. teaching, research, government advisory or regulatory roles, commerce and industries allied to animal health, welfare, nutrition, and the management of populations of free-living or captive wild animals. The degree provides a broad foundation in biological sciences and instruction in basic sciences, research skills and the health, welfare, behavior, nutrition, genetics and breeding of animals, including farm animals, pets and performance animals. The program also includes a component in practical skills such as animal handling and the development of lifelong learning skills, critical thinking and effective communication with scientists and lay people involved with animals.

Animal scientists work in all parts of the world – from the plains and jungles of Africa to the research laboratories of the world’s foremost universities; with all types of animals from the smallest pets to the largest farm animals, horses or wild animals in a wide range of disciplines including nutrition, reproduction, genetics, welfare, behavior, health and pharmacology. In Pakistan, Animal Science graduates from NUR International University (NIU) can get placement as managers at dairy, beef, sheep, goat, poultry, camel and ostrich farms. The graduates can also be employed as sales managers / representatives for pesticides, veterinary pharmaceutical companies and feed and food processing industries. Newly emerging Milk and Meat (mutton, beef, poultry) processing units and Semen Production Units have openings for Animal Science graduates to be employed as marketing managers.

Road Map

Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Writing & Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
ANS 101 Introduction to Agriculture 3 (2-1) ANS 110 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3 (2-1)
MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0) ANS 115 Fundamentals of Livestock Production 3 (2-1)
ANS 105 Introduction to Animal Science 3 (2-1) ANS 120 Agriculture Extension 2 (2-0)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3 (3-0) ANS 125 Introduction to Poultry Science 2 (1-1)
CSCS 101 Introduction to Computing 3 (2-1)
Semester 3 Semester 4
ANS 200 Applied Anatomy & Physiology 3 (2-1) ANS 225 Fodder Production & Preservation 3 (2-1)
ANS 205 Economics of Livestock Production 3 (3-0) ANS 230 Biostatistics 2 (1-1)
ANS 210 Food Science& Technology 3 (2-1) ANS 235 Animal Genetics 3 (2-1)
ANS 215 Livestock Management 3 (1-2) ANS 245 Poultry Management 3 (2-1)
ANS 220 Fundamentals of Animal Breeding 2 (2-0) ANS 250 Disease Prevention& Management 2 (1-1)
ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) PKST 101 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
ANS 305  Animal Nutrition 2 (1-1) ANS 335 Poultry Nutrition 2 (1-1)
ANS 310 Nutrient Requirements of Farm Animals 2 (1-1) ANS 340 Metabolism of Primary Nutrients 2 (2-0)
ANS 315 Management of Dairy Animals 2 (1-1) ANS 345 Principles of Small Ruminant Production 2 (1-1)
ANS 320 Hatchery Management 2 (1-1) ANS 350 Poultry Housing & Equipment 2 (1-1)
ANS 325 Commercial Poultry Farming 3 (2-1) ANS 355 Poultry Disease Prevention 2 (1-1)
ANS 498 Farm Practices/Livestock Production & Management 2 (0-2) ANS 360 Physiology of Reproduction 3 (2-1)
HRM 200 Human Resource Management 2 (2-0) ANS 498 Farm Practices/Animal Nutrition 2 (0-2)
Summer Semester
ANS 498 Internship 6 (0-6)
Semester 7 Semester 8
ANS 400 Feed Formulation 3 (2-1) ANS 430 Equine & Camel Production 2 (1-1)
ANS 405 Poultry Housing 3 (2-1) ANS 435 Feed Processing& Evaluation 2 (1-1)
ANS 410 Applied Biotechnology 2 (1-1) ANS 440 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 3 (2-1)
ANS 415 Behavior &Welfare of Animals 3 (2-1) ANS 445 Principles of Meat Production 3 (2-1)
ANS 498 Farm Practices/Poultry Management 2 (0-2) ANS 450 Animal Product Marketing 3 (2-1)
ANS 425 Poultry Farm Management 3 (2-1) ANS 499 Research Project 4 (0-4)

 

Key Information

Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 130
Entry Fall Semester

 

Eligibility

12 years of education with background in Biology and Chemistry