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All students must have a university entrance qualification.
Knowledge gained in the following NCEA subjects (or the equivalent in Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate, or similar) will give you the expected background knowledge to take this major. However, if you have not studied these subjects we have a pathway for you to progress to your major (see below).
Knowledge gained in the following NCEA subject (or equivalent) will help you study in this major but is not essential.
If it’s some time since you have studied Mathematics at school you can find out if you have the required background by taking this maths quiz.
The following pathways will get you prepared to study this major:
If you have not studied NCEA Level 3 Biology (or equivalent) take the following course first:
If you have not studied NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent) take the following course first:
These courses are available in Summer School and can be taken as a Certificate in Science and Technology or Certificate of Proficiency. One 100-level course can be counted as an elective towards the Bachelor of Animal Science.
If you won’t have reached University Entrance before summer school begins, you may be able to apply through Discretionary Entrance.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
Students must complete a minimum of 360 credits including 195 credits from the core courses in Schedule A and 120 credits of specialisation courses from Schedule B. No more than 150 credits at 100-level and a minimum of 90 credits at 300-level.
Please note that starting this major with no relevant tertiary study prior to semester two will extend the time to completion from 3 years to 3.5 years.
117.107 Animal Behaviour and Welfare
117.155 Introduction to Animal Science
123.104 Chemistry for Biological Systems
124.103 Biophysical Principles
162.101 Cell Biology
199.103 Animals and the Environment
247.111 Science and Sustainability for Agriculture and Horticulture
117.201 Livestock Production Science
117.202 Animal Science
117.243 Animal Reproduction and Lactation in Livestock
117.245 Principles of Animal Breeding and Genetics
122.202 The Dynamic Cell
194.243 Physiological Strategies for Survival
1 programme elective
2 programme electives.
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