Combine your desire to work with animals— and expand your career options.
Earn an Associate’s Degree in Animal Care plus a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in the same amount of time as a Bachelor’s Degree alone!
•Animal-related business ownership
•Boarding, training, in-home pet care
•Specialty pet merchandise, pet spa
|Agile Dual Degree -Animal Care and Business Administration||Course Name||Credits||Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|ANSC 1001||Career Exploration||1||CORE ENGL||The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems||3|
|ANSC 1003||Animal Care Management||3||MKTG 2004||Marketing l: Creating Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies||3|
|CORE 1001||Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm||3||ANSC 1400||Introduction to Animal Science||3|
|PSYC 1001||Introduction to Psychology||3||MATH 2101||Applied Business Statistics||3|
|ECON 1200||Global Economics Micro and Macro Perspective||3||BIOL 1001||Biology I||4|
|MGMT 1000||Introduction to Business Models||3|
|Semester Total:||16||Semester Total:||16|
|ANSC 1005||Animal Facilities Design and Management||3||ENGL 1003||Writing About Literature||3|
|BIOL 1002||Biology II||4||ANSC 2200||Canine Behavior and Training||2|
|ACCT 2100||Accounting and Financing l -Concepts and Tools||3||ANSC 1010||Animal Health Skills||3|
|MGMT 2400||Supply Chains and Innovations||3||CORE 3100||Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset||3|
|MKTG 3004||Marketing ll Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies||3||MGMT 2XXX||Business Elective||3|
|ACCT 3100||Accounting and Finance II - Financial Decision Making||3|
|Semester Total:||16||Semester Total:||17|
|ANSC 2000||Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science||2||ANSC 2202||Domestic Animal Behavior||3|
|ANSC 2401||Animal Nutrition||3||MKTG 3001||Marketing Management||3|
|ANSC 2900||Externship Module I||3||MGMT 4900||Career Internship||3|
|MGMT 3700||Business Decision Making: Law, Ethics and Strategies||3||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
|Data Visualization||3||Animal Care or Business Elective||3|
|Semester Total:||14||Semester Total:||15|
|MGMT 4100||Business Policy and Strategy||3||MGMT 4102 |
|Capstone II (Business Elective 3000+)||3|
|MGMT 3205||Organizational Behavior|
|Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3||MGMT 4195||Leadershio, Communication and Change||3|
|Business or Animal Care Elective||3||Business or Animal Care Elective||3|
|Business Elective||3||Open Elective||3|
|Semester Total:||15||Semester Total:||12|
- Students demonstrate decision-making and personal conduct consistent with the professional standards of the animal care industry.
- Students demonstrate knowledge and application of the proper management and husbandry of a variety of animal species.
- Students demonstrate knowledge and application of proper nutrition for a variety of animal species.
- Students demonstrate knowledge and application of applied animal behavior for a variety of animal species.
- Students demonstrate written communication skills appropriate for the animal care industry.
- Students demonstrate oral communication skills appropriate for the animal care industry.
- Communication:Students demonstrate effective written and oral communication including informed arguments, persuasion, synthesize complex data, and concepts.
- Context:Students demonstrate comfort with and ability to effectively operate in: ambiguity, complexity, uncertainty, and change. Students will be adept at situational awareness. Students understand the historical context of their culture and they will view the world from a global lens acknowledging the diversity of cultures and values. Students demonstrate propositional thinking; they will test and iterate on ideas/solutions based upon feedback and learn from their own failures.
- Quantitative:Students use quantitative and analytical methods to address unstructured business problems.
- Ethics: Students demonstrate ability to evaluate decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders in the creation of sustainable social, environmental, and economic value.
- Cognitive Flexibility: Students demonstrate mastery of various thinking modes, notably analytic, synthetic, convergent, divergent, creative, and critical; and when to employ each type. Student demonstrate awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and will seek continual improvements. Student demonstrate both self and social awareness and management to effectively play various roles on an interdisciplinary team from leader to contributor to participant (role fluidity). These skills are essential for all leadership and management roles.
- Value Creation:Students identify, create, shape, and capture value through understanding economic models and the reality of industry disruption cycles.
All full and part-time students are required to have proof of medical insurance, a tetanus booster within the last ten (10) years, and a tuberculosis test within one (1) year to participate in animal laboratories, veterinary clinic rotations, and career externship. Rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis immunization is highly recommended. Students are required to either show proof of rabies immunization or sign a declination form. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to demonstrate the physical capabilities to work closely and safely with animals of all sizes. Students with limitations to movement, sight, or hearing may find it difficult to meet all course requirements. For the health and safety of students appropriate attire will be addressed in all classes with laboratories.