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Agile Dual Degree- Animal Care and Criminal Justice

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 Possibilities Include:

  • Police patrol
  • K-9 units
  • Mounted units (equine)
  • Search & 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 Criminal Justice


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Career Exploration ANSC1000 1
Animal Care Management ANSC1003 3
Biology I BIOL1001 4
Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm CORE1001 3
Introduction to Sociology SOCI1001 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Animal Health Skills ANSC1010 3
Introduction to Animal Science ANSC1400 3
Biology II BIOL1002 4
Criminal Justice System and Process JUST1100 3
American Government GOVT1108 3

Credits Total: 33

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems COREENGL 3
Crisis Intervention JUST2202 3
Corrections Systems and Process JUST2203 3
Criminal Procedure and Evidence JUST3200 3
Criminal Law LGLS2101 3
Criminology SOCI2001 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Small Animal Behavior ANSC2100 4
Writing About Literature ENGL1003 3
Theories of Crime JUST1300 3
Police and the Community JUST2207 3
Statistics MATH2200 3

Credits Total: 34

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science ANSC2000 2
Animal Nutrition ANSC2401 3
Externship Module I ANSC2900* 3
Victimology and Victim Services JUST2204 3
Topics in Law and Society LGLS3200 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Effective Shelter and Rescue Operations ANSC2300 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
American Constitutional Law GOVT4100 3
Deviance and Social Control SOCI3200 3
Criminal Justice Elective Elective 3

Credits Total: 29

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice Internship OR Criminal Justice Elective JUST3900 or Elective 3
Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice JUST4505 3
Data Analysis SOCI4001 3
Criminal Justice Elective Elective 3
Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice Internship Or Criminal Justice Elective JUST3900 OR Elective 3
Criminal Justice Capstone JUST4901 3
Criminal Justice Elective Elective 3

Credits Total: 24

 

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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