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 Options:
•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



Agile Dual Degree -Animal Care and Business AdministrationCourse NameCreditsCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
ANSC 1001Career Exploration1CORE ENGLThe New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems3
ANSC 1003Animal Care Management3MKTG 2004Marketing l: Creating Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies3
CORE 1001Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm3ANSC 1400Introduction to Animal Science3
PSYC 1001Introduction to Psychology3MATH 2101Applied Business Statistics3
ECON 1200Global Economics Micro and Macro Perspective3BIOL 1001Biology I4
MGMT 1000Introduction to Business Models3
Semester Total:16Semester Total:16
ANSC 1005Animal Facilities Design and Management3ENGL 1003Writing About Literature3
BIOL 1002Biology II4ANSC 2200Canine Behavior and Training2
ACCT 2100Accounting and Financing l -Concepts and Tools3ANSC 1010Animal Health Skills3
MGMT 2400Supply Chains and Innovations3CORE 3100Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset3
MKTG 3004Marketing ll Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies3MGMT 2XXXBusiness Elective3
ACCT 3100Accounting and Finance II - Financial Decision Making3
Semester Total:16Semester Total:17
ANSC 2000Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science2ANSC 2202Domestic Animal Behavior3
ANSC 2401Animal Nutrition3MKTG 3001Marketing Management3
ANSC 2900Externship Module I 3MGMT 4900Career Internship3
MGMT 3700Business Decision Making: Law, Ethics and Strategies3Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3
INFO 2500
Data Visualization 3Animal Care or Business Elective3
INFO 3300
Business Analytics
Business Elective
Semester Total:14Semester Total:15
MGMT 4100Business Policy and Strategy3MGMT 4102
Capstone II (Business Elective 3000+) 3
orBusiness Elective
MGMT 3205Organizational Behavior
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3MGMT 4195Leadershio, Communication and Change3
Business or Animal Care Elective3Business or Animal Care Elective3
Business Elective3Open Elective3
Open Elective3
Semester Total:15Semester Total:12
Total Credits121

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • EthicsStudents 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.

Special Requirements

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.

The College is observing summer hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4 pm.