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VSU Animal Science at glance

At a glance

Program Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Duration 4 Years
College College of Agriculture & Food Science
Department Department of Animal Science
Campus VSU Main Campus, Baybay City, Leyte
Majors Animal Science
Compliance CHED CMO Order No. 14 Series of 2008
VSU Animal Science at glance

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VSU Animal Science about program

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) Major in Animal Science is a new 4-year curriculum under the College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS) after it has been approved by BOR Resolution No. 81 series of 2018. It has replaced the long time offering of the degree in Bachelor of Animal Science from the Department of Animal Science (DAS), mainly to prepare graduates for a more holistic perspective in Agriculture and to prepare them for a board examination after graduation. This curriculum is currently an AACCUP Level IV accredited program.

The program is offered by the Department of Animal Science under the College of Agriculture and Food Science as approved by CHED CMO Order No. 14 Series of 2008. It aims to educate students in the scientific habit of thought, entrepreneurial skills and prepare them to become professionals with entry level competencies in technical agriculture. The BSA Animal Science curriculum is based on competency standards for agriculture with a total of 74 units of General Education Courses, 49 units of fundamental agriculture courses, 39 core/major courses, 6 units of field practice, and 6 units of undergraduate thesis.

The Department of Animal Science (formerly called Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, of DASVM) was created in 1974-1975. It is a pillar for instruction, research, and extension in Animal Science. Currently, DAS has a total of 12 regular faculty members, 4 PhD degree holders, 4 PhD candidates, and 4 Master’s Degree holders. In terms of students, DAS has a total of more than 300 Animal Science majors, which makes it one of the most preferred specialization under BSA curriculum.


Program highlights

  • Major courses:
    • AnSc 112 - Swine Production and Management
    • AnSc 121 - Poultry Production and Management
    • AnSc 131 - Ruminant Production and Management
    • AnSc 133 - Dairy Production and Management
    • AnSc 142 - Animal Nutrition and Feeding
    • AnSc 151 - Animal Breeding
    • AnSc 153 - Ecology and Behavior of Animals
    • AnSc 164 - Animal Parasitology
    • AnSc 199 - Undergraduate Seminar
    • AnSc 200 – Undergraduate Thesis
    • AnSc 200a – Field Practice
  • DAS is equipped with:
    • Animal Nutrition Laboratory
    • Animal Breeding Laboratory
    • Meat Processing Laboratory
    • Feed Processing Laboratory
    • Animal Health Laboratory
  • Practical skills to be acquired:
    • Poultry Project
    • Piggery Project
    • Goat & Sheep Project
    • Beef Cattle Project
    • Dairy Buffalo Farm at PCC-VSU
    • Rodeo Barn
    • Pasture Area
  • VSU Animal Science Career Opportunity
  • VSU Animal Science Notable Alumni
  • VSU Animal Science Contact

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can be

  • Academician
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Feed Sales Representative
  • Farm Technician
  • Farm Managers
  • Science Research Specialist
  • Farm Consultant
  • Extension Worker
  • Meat Inspector
  • Meat Processor
  • Animal Quarantine Officer
  • Trainor for Vocational/Livelihood Skills
  • Livestock or Agrivet Entrepreneur
  • Farmer-Contractor (contract growers)
  • Politician
  • Overseas Worker (Dairy Farms, Piggery Farms, Poultry Farms, Meat Plants, etc).
  • Other Government Profession

Notable Alumni

The following Viscans who graduated in this program have made a name in their field:

  • Hon. Mayor Jonas C. Cortes – Class of 1987. Elected as City Mayor of Mandaue in 2007, then reelected in 2013 for his second term. In 2016-2019, he assumed office in Cebu City’s 6th district as a House Representative. From 2019 until present, he is Mayor of Mandaue City, Cebu. He was noted for his government reform and integrity campaign which led to the economic boom of Mandaue City.
  • Dr. Adrian P. Ybañez – Class of 2001. He is a Veterinarian, a multi-awarded researcher with more than a hundred publications and citations in high indexed journals, a full-fledged Professor, and currently the Vice President for Research and Development in Cebu Technical University.
  • Ms. Lou Anne Mary Noval – Class of 2002. After 12 years in the dairy industry in New Zealand, she finally established the RD and LAN Dairy Limited as the Director and major shareholder. The dairy farm is creating hundreds of jobs in the dairy industry based in the South Island of New Zealand. Noval is one of the hundreds of Animal Science alumni who has now an established career in livestock production overseas.
  • Mr. Roel Subere – Class of 1995. He has a record of 20 years as Sales Account Specialist of the San Miguel Corporation. Like many of our alumni employed in Feed Manufacturing Industries as area managers or technical sales representatives, he performs duties such as sales, technical support, demand creations, and dealer’s development.
  • PCol. Orlando S. Gardiola, Jr – Class of 1994. He pursued a career as a Police Officer after graduating from the Philippine National Police Academy. With good standing and leadership records, he now holds the position as Regional Chief of the Region 8’8 Hi-Way Patrol Group.


Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Food Science
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
Phone: +63 (53) 565 0600 local 1017
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