Combine your desire to work with animals— and expand your career options.
Earn an Associate’s Degree in Animal Care plus a Bachelor’s Criminal Justice in the same amount of time as a Bachelor’s Degree alone!
Career Options Include:
- Police patrol
- K-9 units
- Mounted units (equine)
- Search & Rescue
Agile Dual Degree- Animal Care and Criminal Justice
|Fall Semester||Course Name||Credits||Spring Semester||Course Name||credits|
|ANSC 1001||Career Exploration||1||CORE ENGL||The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems||3|
|ANSC 1003||Animal Care Management||3||ANSC 1010||Animal Health Skills||3|
|BIOL1001||Biology I||4||ANSC 1400||Introduction to Animal Science||3|
|CORE 1001||Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm||3||BIOL 1002||Biology II||4|
|SOCI 1001||Introduction to Sociology||3||GOVT 1108||American Government||3|
|PSYC 1001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Semester Total:||17||Semester Total:||16|
|ANSC 1005||Animal Facilities Design and Management||3||JUST 1300||Theories of Crime||3|
|LGLS 2102||Criminal Law||3||MATH 2200||Statistics||3|
|JUST 2202||Crisis Intervention||3||JUST 2207||Police and the Community||3|
|JUST 2203||Corrections Systems and Process||3||ANSC 2202||Domestic Animal Behavior||3|
|SOCI 2001||Criminology||3||ENGL 1003||Writing About Literature||3|
|JUST 3200||Criminal Procedure and Evidence||3||ANSC 2200||Canine Behavior and Training||2|
|Semester Total:||18||Semester Total:||17|
|ANSC 2000||Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science||2||CORE 3100||Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset||3|
|ANSC 2401||Animal Nutrition||3||SOCI 3200||Deviance and Social Control||3|
|ANSC 2900||Externship Module I||3||GOVT 4100||American Constitutional Law||3|
|JUST 2204||Victimology and Victim Services||3||Open Elective||3|
|LGLS 3200||Topics in Law and Society||3||Criminal Justice Elective||3|
|Semester Total:||14||Semester Total:||15|
|Criminal Justics Internship||3||JUST 3900|
|Criminal Justice Internship||3|
|Criminal Justice Elective||Criminal Justice Elective|
|JUST 4505||Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice||3||JUST 4901||Criminal Justice Capstone||3|
|SOCI 4001||Data Analysis||3||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
|Criminal Justice Elective||3||Criminal Justice Elective||3|
|Semester Total:||12||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.
- Describe the administration of justice with specialized knowledge of related content areas including, but not limited to, police, courts, and corrections.
- Identify the theories of crime causation, responses to crime, and the implications and application for public policy.
- Identify and describe legal and ethical constraints, their implications for criminal justice decision and policy makers, and the effects of diversity awareness in the administration of criminal justice.
- Interpret, analyze, and draw conclusions from qualitative and quantitative data in a social science context and communicate effectively using scholarly sources on topics relating to social problems and criminal justice.
- Apply learned theory to practical application by participation in related course work and an internship.
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.