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You may enroll at Bircham International University from anywhere in the world and at any time in the year and earn a distance learning degree choosing from over 200 majors of study and with complete compatibility with your professional career.

 

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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

Livestock & Animal Science via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning

 

Innovative in content and focus, this program puts animal science in perspective by examining not only traditional topics (major species, nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior) but also by exploring the dynamic nature of livestock engineering, how it forms part of a larger industry, and how livestock becomes a key resource to the well being and sustainability of humans. It also discusses animal welfare and animal rights.

 

Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Animal Science
Animal Breeding
Animal Nutrition
Livestock Industry
Animal Reproduction
Range Nutrition Techniques
Food Science
Biosystems Engineering
Bioprocessing of Byproducts
Farm Management
Range Management
Genetic Improvement

 

 

Livestock & Animal Science via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Livestock & Animal Science via distance learning = 36 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Livestock & Animal Science via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Livestock & Animal Science via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Livestock & Animal Science via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

Study from anywhere in the world and at any time in the year.

 

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program. More info...

 

 

Livestock & Animal Science via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
This course is suitable for company training. More info...

 

Animal Science
This course examines not only the traditional topics of animal science (major species, nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior) but also the dynamic nature of livestock engineering, and how livestock becomes a key resource to the well being and sustainability of man. It also discusses animal welfare and animal rights.
Academic Supervisor : Marco Claudio Turco

Animal Breeding
This course studies the reproductive process of animals with special emphasis on the application of recent techniques in solving reproductive problems associated with fertility and infertility. It considers the biometrical relationships among relatives, methods of estimating genetic parameters, application of crossbreeding systems, and livestock selection techniques. It explores reproductive programs applying techniques of artificial insemination and pregnancy evaluation in livestock.
Academic Supervisor : Marco Claudio Turco

Animal Nutrition
This course explains the role of animal nutrition in modern agriculture and society, of nutrient metabolism, the formulation of diets from an array of available feedstuff, and the life-cycle feeding of animals. It describes the properties of feedstuff used in the feeding of domestic animals and the feeding practices for a variety of livestock and exotic animal species. It discusses the agronomic, nutritional, and toxicological properties of feedstuff, and gives a solid grounding in the fundamentals of feed processing and diet formulation.
Academic Supervisor : Marco Claudio Turco

Livestock Industry
This course presents today's modern livestock industry and the multifaceted issues it is facing. It explores various livestock production in rangeland environments and considers breeding, reproduction, nutrition, marketing, and distribution, as well as the techniques in live animal evaluation.
Academic Supervisor : Marco Claudio Turco

Animal Reproduction
This course deals with the reproductive mechanisms, environmental influences on reproductive endocrinology, physiology, behavior, and ecology of vertebrates. Discussions extend from organismal to cellular level and focus on the diversity of reproductive patterns among animals. It considers the effects of temperature, oxygen, and other environmental factors on the distribution and abundance of animals; as well as habitat selection, food strategies, and mating systems in the organization of reproduction.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Range Nutrition Techniques
This course studies range animal nutrition techniques, including regulation of forage intake, natural, and artificial animal lactation; the effect of digestion, metabolism, and assimilation of nutrients in livestock breeding and production; and the special characteristics of ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition.
Academic Supervisor : Marco Claudio Turco

Food Science
This course deals with the management of food service systems including purchasing, receiving, regulation of inventory, and factors affecting nutrients in food. It reviews food quality-control parameters (sensory, color, and texture) and added-value such as traditional or novel commodity, ingredient, and process combinations.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Biosystems Engineering
This course explores the application of engineering sciences to energy and mass balances in agricultural and biological systems. Emphasis is on solving engineering problems in the areas of air and water vapor systems, machine systems, food systems, grain processing, hydrologic systems, electrical systems, and mass and energy transport in cells and microbes.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Bioprocessing of Byproducts
This course presents the principles of chemistry, microbiology, and engineering applicable to the design of systems for the treatment and utilization of livestock manures and other agricultural byproducts. It explains the bioenergetics of microbial processes, composting agricultural and animal wastes, odor measurement, and toxic control.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Farm Management
This course explains the key aspects in today's agriculture production industry. It shows how a good farm management requires the application of economic principles, budgeting procedures, and information systems to determine optimal combinations of crop and livestock. It considers the whole farm resources, planning, and management.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Range Management
This course integrates the principles of animal genetics and physiology, nutrition, live animal evaluation, reproduction, and their application to the production of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, horses, and poultry. It merges range ecology, resources, and economics into practical and profitable ranch management and business plans. It shows the utilization of performance and financial records, budgeting, feed resource planning, market strategies, breeding plans, and computer applications.
Academic Supervisor : Marco Claudio Turco

Genetic Improvement
This course deals with the past, present, and future of genetic improvement with emphasis on the genetic principles underlying plant and animal breeding, and on molecular biological principles underlying genetic analysis and engineering. It explores the use of hormones and DNA for genome modification and improvement.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

 

Admission - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Livestock & Animal Science Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

AIARD - Association for International Agriculture & Rural Development

ASAS - American Society of Animal Science

BSAS - The British Society of Animal Science

CNA - Confederação da Agricultura e Pecuária do Brasil

EFAS - European Federation of Animal Science

FASS - Federation of Animal Science Societies

FEDEGAN - Federación Colombiana de Ganaderos

SBERA - Sociedade Brasileira dos Especialistas em Resíduos das Produções Agropecuária e Agroindustrial

UEECA - Unión de Entidades Españolas de Ciencia Animal

 

 

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