Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)


At Western, we care how you do in all aspects of your life. We believe your future is unlimited and together the possibilities are endless.

As the uni named number one in the world two years in a row – 2022 and 2023 for our social, economic and environmental impact in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, apply today to discover your unlimited potential and start at Western in 2024.

The Earth needs graduates like you

This degree will enable you to develop a deep understanding of these issues, through studies of animal behaviour, animal health and welfare, animal nutrition, animal production, animal reproduction, human animal interactions, vertebrate biodiversity, and wildlife science.

Our students have access to campus animal facilities including reptiles, marsupials, horses, sheep, cattle and deer, and off-campus animal professionals and organisations such as wildlife parks, zoos, farms and horse studs.

You will also have access to a wide range of electives that will allow entry into a variety of careers, including international opportunities in the many fields of animal science.

Practical experience

In their final year of study, our students undertake a real-world engaged learning project in a selected area of animal science. The project provides you with first-hand professional experience in project management and problem solving, and builds on the strong foundations established in your first two years of study.

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Develop your knowledge of biodiversity; cell biology; wildlife studies; management of aquatic environments; ecology; genetics; botany; conservation biology and more.

Develop your knowledge of comparative physiology; biological adaptation to climate change and more.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: $33,600*

Delivery: On campus



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"Science at WSU is fascinating. I did a whole assignment on lambs. I spend hours sitting in a paddock watching them. It was rewarding."

— Niki McCarthy. Bachelor of Science (Zoology).

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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