Undergraduate students across UBC are interested in topics and issues related to animal welfare. While there is no undergraduate program specific to animal welfare, students often enroll in coursework taught by faculty who conduct research and teach in this topic area. Some students choose to enroll in the Applied Animal Biology major, in the Applied Biology Program, offered through UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, where they can take a number of courses related to animal welfare. We also offer a wide variety of opportunities for undergraduates to volunteer, work, or conduct original research with faculty and graduate students. Explore the Applied Animal Biology major which includes co-op and honours options, relevant courses taught by faculty in Animal Welfare, undergraduate research opportunities, and resources at the links below.

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There are many undergraduate courses taught by faculty in the Animal Welfare Program, many of which are available to students from across a broad range of disciplines. Review the list of courses here.

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Research Opportunities

There are several opportunities for undergraduate students interested in research. Learn more about these opportunities and read about past students’ experiences here.

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There are various resources for undergraduate students interested in Animal Welfare, including information for the Applied Animal Biology Degree, UBC PAW (Pre-Vet and Animal Welfare Club), as well as the Applied Animal Biology Program Blog. 

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