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Agile Dual Degree- Animal Care and Business Administration

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!

Career Possibilities Include:
•Animal-related business ownership
•Boarding, training, in-home pet care
•Specialty pet merchandise, pet spa
•Veterinary sales
•Veterinary supplies
•Pet pharmaceuticals
•Animal nutrition
•Biotech management
•Non-profit shelter/rescue

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Externship Notes:

*Animal Care externship hours are to be completed the summer between Sophomore and Junior year.

Agile Dual Degree- Animal Care and Business Administration


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Career Exploration ANSC1000 1
Domestic Animal Care and Management ANSC1003 3
Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm CORE1001 3
Global Economics Micro and Macro Perspective ECON1200 3
Introduction to Business Models MGMT1000 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Introduction to Agriculture and Animal Science ANSC1400 3
Biology I BIOL1001 4
The New Normal:Exploring Unstructured Problems COREENGL 3
Applied Business Statistics MATH2101 3
Marketing I: Creating, Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies MKTG2004 3

Credits Total: 32

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Small Animal Behavior ANSC2100 4
Accounting and Financing I- Concepts and Tools ACCT2100 3
Biology II BIOL1002 4
Supply Chains and Innovation MGMT2400 3
Marketing II- Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies MKTG3004 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Animal Health Skills ANSC1010 3
Effective Shelter and Rescue Operations ANSC2200 3
Accounting and Finance II- Financial Decision Making ACCT3100 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Writing About Literature ENGL1003 3

Credits Total: 32

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Exotics and Small Mammals ANSC2050 3
Animal Nutrition ANSC2401 3
Externship Module I ANSC2900* 3
Data Visualization OR Business Analytics OR Business Elective INFO2500 OR INFO3300 OR Elective 3
Business Decision Making: Law, Ethics and Strategies MGMT3700 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Marketing Management MKTG3001 3
Career Internship MGMT4900 3
Animal Care OR Business Elective Elective 3
Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective Elective 3
Open Elective Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Business Policy and Strategy MGMT4100 3
Business Elective Elective 3
Business Elective 2000+ Elective 3
Business Elective 2000+ Elective 3
Open Elective Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Organizational Behavior OR Business Elective MGMT3205 OR Business Elective 3
Developing Business Leadership MGMT4003 3
Business Elective Elective 3
Open Elective Elective 3

Credits Total: 27

 

Special Requirements

All full-and part-time Animal Care, Equine Studies, and Veterinary Science students are required to complete a Student Health Record that includes: a physical exam and immunization record. Students must also have a tuberculosis skin test, review and sign a Vet Risk Form, review and sign a Waste Anesthetic Gases Form. Students will also need to review the Rabies Vaccination recommendations and provide proof of completion of vaccine series or waive the vaccine to decline. This information is required in order to participate in animal laboratories, veterinary clinic rotations, and career externships. Please note, if you decline or waive the rabies pre-exposure vaccine series, it will exclude you from experiences that may have an elevated risk of exposure to the rabies virus.
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 curriculum requirements. For the health and safety of students and animals, scrubs will be required in all classes with laboratory components.

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