Pedagogical Project

The Animal Scientist is a professional with a solid scientific and technological knowledge prepared to: plan and manage different animal production systems, optimizing the use of potentially available resources and socially adaptable technologies; Develop research demanded by the real problems of the field; Be an efficient rural extension agent; Take on a teaching role. The Animal Scientist is dedicated to the nutrition, the improvement and the management of the animals, aiming at increase and improve the production.

The curriculum of the Animal Scientist course of the UFV is composed of ten semesters and the subjects are divided into mandatory (basic and professional) and optional. The basics subjects comprise the first five semester of the course and the professional subjects cover the sixth to eighth semester of the course. What areas are studied?

In the basic subjects of the course, the following topics are addressed:

Biology, Physics, Graphic Expression, Mathematics, Chemistry, Scientific and Technological Methodology, Statistics, Economics and Soil Sciences.

And in the professional subjects, the following subjects are studied:

Bioclimatology, Fertility and Soil Conservation, Entomology, Mechanics and Zootechnical Machines, Reproduction Physiology and Artificial Insemination, Digestion Physiology, General and Specific Animal Nutrition for Ruminants and Non Ruminants, Animal Feed, Forage Farming, Animal Breeding, Forage Production, Social Sciences, Farm management, Sanity and health of the animals, Farm Constructions, Farm Extension, among others.

The course is updated and has been adapted and improved according to the demands arising from social and market changes. The professional graduated in Animal Science at UFV are working in teaching, researching and extending in the country and overseas, and are prepared to plan and manage different livestock systems, optimizing the use of potentially available resources and socially available technologies.

Optional subjects

To workload the required course hours for the optional subjects, the student of the Animal Science course must attend at least 270 hours of Animal Science subjects.