What can I do with my degree in Animal Science?
As well as subject-specific knowledge and skills, a graduate in animal science will typically have gained:
- team-working skills in delivering services to clients and employers, applying ethical principles responsibly in the community
- communication skills in professionally dealing with the public, colleagues and authorities
- decision-making skills to cater to various economic and emotional pressures
- persuasion, influence and negotiating skills when maintaining a strong, trusting and professional relationship with clients and/or colleagues, respecting both their views and confidentiality
- IT skills that demands a secure knowledge of word processing, data handling and information retrieval
- commercial awareness skills in presenting reports in a way that is understandable to an intended audience
- numeracy and organisational skills by doing projects
- research and critical thinking skills as well as problem solving by learning and applying a substantial body of scientific and practical knowledge.
(Based on the Higher Education Academy Employability Profiles)
This is not an exhaustive list of skills - you will develop many skills from your course, extra-curricular activities and work experience. You can find out more about the skills employers look for and how you can develop them here.