Department of Animal Sciences
Undergraduate Program in Animal Sciences.
Mission Statement of the Department
To enhance the quality of human life, through developing Animal Science to ensure the sustainability of production systems and to conserve the natural resources, animals and environment for future generations. And to inform public understanding as well as cooperate with other institutions with the aim of blossoming as a center of excellence in our various specialties.
Aims and Objectives
To develop programmes as well as routine updates in the areas of Animal Science, Animal Products, Agricultural Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Agricultural Chemistry, and Specialist extension and Mini livestock conservation
To turn out production-
To produce personnel who are capable of teaching initiating and, conducting environmentally relevant and sustainable researches
To produce graduates for both public and private sectors, as well as successful entrepreneurs.
To produce extension workers, to organize extension linkages and activities. Organize gender studies in our field and collaborations including on-
To conduct research in various aspects of our field including collaborations and external linkages.
Engage in Local and International related shows, exhibitions, exchanges, programmes and academic linkages
To provide a forum for the discussion of scientific, social and educational problems relevant to the development of animal production and health, Food Science and Technology, Agric Biochemistry and Nutrition, among others. And to support the publication of scientific and educational materials related to our discipline.
To establish a Documentation Centre and data bank on tropical Animal Science.
To do all such things that are incidental or conductive to the above objectives directly, and conductive to, or incidental to the attainment of the above objectives including the relevancies emanating from human civilization dynamics and Alumni relations.
The Department of Animal Science is responsible for teaching of all aspects of Animal Production and Health Management, Animal Product Technology, Aquaculture and Fisheries, and Wild Life to the students of the Faculty of Agriculture.
Laboratory facilities of the Department shall in future include a feed and herbage laboratory which is well equipped to carry out feed analysis, a digestibility and metabolism research unit for ruminants, a physiology laboratory for blood metabolite analysis, semen evaluation and radio immunoassay studies on reproduction and lactation physiology, a dairy and meat product technology laboratory, an arboretum and pasture museum, and aquaculture facilities.
The Department is envisaged to create and maintains a rare collection of poultry breeds including layer and broiler grandparent stocks, Turkey, Guinea Fowl, Quails and Pigeons and a hatchery at the department premises. A Livestock Field Station will be established based on the principles of integration to maintain dairy cattle, goats, sheep, ducks, rabbits, swine, fresh water fish, guinea pigs and micro livestock species including deer, crocodiles, porcupine, snails cane rats and wild pigs.
Research programs of the Department will be focused directly on livestock development of the country at both national and small farmer levels. The major areas of research interests are: Reproduction, lactation and environmental physiology; processing, quality control and development of various meat and dairy products; livestock based farming systems including duck-
Objectives of the Degree Program
To produce skilled graduates who will be able to apply modern technology to breed and rear animals including fish and other aquatic species at commercial scale, participate in marine fishing and processing, preserve and market fish in large scale for human consumption and other purposes.
To train potential animal scientists, equipping them with knowledge and ability to competently work in all areas of the rapidly expanding animal industry.
Areas of Specialization
Students will specialize in one of the following two areas:
1. Animal Science
The tuition fee per year is 839,500 F CFA for Cameroonians and 1,239,500 F CFA for foreign students. To read more about fees click here.