Course Description - Animal Science

Basic Information:
Intended for:
Secondary school leavers
3 years (6 semesters)
English, but applicant have to be eligible to apply through The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service
Awarded Degree:
Bachelor of Animal Science (“BSc.”)
Form of Study:
Bachelor study programme Animal Science is a joint study programme of Nord University in Bodø, Norway, and University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovakia. The first three semesters are completed in Bodø, the next three semesters are completed at UVMP in Košice.
Forms of Delivery:
Lectures, practical lessons, bachelor thesis and state exam
Professors, associate professors, senior lecturers and well known experts from scientific institutions, field practice and from abroad
Future study options:
  • Doctoral Post-Bachelor study programme of 3 years duration at the UVMP in Košice,
  • other master study programmes.


First year of study includes courses as chemistry and biophysics, ecology and biodiversity, aquaculture, zoophysiology, genetics and evolution and biochemistry and cell biology.
The third semester consists of microbiology I, histology and embryology and molecular cell biology.
The fourth semester includes microbiology II, biochemistry, physiology, Latin terminology, veterinary ethics, animal husbandry, veterinary anatomy and histology.
The fifth semester includes veterinary clinical sciences, animal nutrition, animal hygiene, introduction to veterinary epizootology, introduction to pharmacology, veterinary anatomy and histology.
The sixth and last semester of the bachelor degree includes veterinary clinical sciences, preventive veterinary medicine, fish breeding, food safety, biomedical statistics and informatics, bachelor thesis and state exam.
NOTE: It is necessary to pass all courses at Nord University in order to continue the bachelor programme at UVMP in Košice.