Department Chairperson – Dr. Allen Chikwanda
Animal Science at Bindura University of Science Education is an excellent preparation for professional careers in animal production, animal breeding, nutrition and health. The programmes cover the fundamental and applied biology aspects of animal science, thus providing students with a sound scientific base for careers in a growing technological livestock industry worldwide. Animal Science graduates are scientifically empowered for competitive scientific research, managerial services in commercial firms and specialist advisory services. The second programme, Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Animal Health and Production Extension, The degree seeks to empower Veterinary Paraprofessionals (VPPs) involved in animal health and production with the requisite extension skills to enable them to cater for the increasing proportion of the small scale producer who historically relied on Government support for animal health, welfare and production services.
The Animal Science department is engaged in teaching, research and extension services related to the sustainable production and improvement of livestock and animal by-products. The department is also spearheading innovation in livestock breeding and has focussed on goat breeding improvement through facilitating the availability of superior genotypes ideal for low-lying arid areas of the country. The Department plays an active role in collaboration with sister departments and training and developmental research.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES
Formal and informal employment opportunities exist in the public and private sectors. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Government departments
- Non-governmental organizations
- Private agribusiness entrepreneurship ventures/projects
- Financial institutions
- Teaching and research in universities, colleges and schools
- Private consultancy in research, training and advisory services