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 Forensics in the same amount of time as a Bachelor’s Degree alone!
Career Possibilities Include:
•Animal welfare/public policy
•Animal-related crime prevention/investigation
•Specialty K-9 units
•Explosive detection and accelerants
•Fisheries and wildlife
- 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.
- Apply scientific methods to analyze and compare physical evidence to determine its properties and possible origin.
- Identify and utilize correct investigative techniques during criminal investigations, including the proper use of equipment in the criminal investigation process.
- Apply learned theory to practical application by participation in related course work and an internship.
- 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, forensic science, and criminal justice.
*Animal Care externship hours to be completed summer between Sophomore and Junior year.
Agile Dual Degree- Animal Care and Forensic Science (Criminalistics)
|Animal Care Management||ANSC1003||2|
|Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm||CORE1001||3|
|Criminal Justice System and Process||JUST1100||3|
|Introduction to Psychology||PSYC1001||3|
|Introduction to Animal Science||ANSC1400||3|
|The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems||COREENGL||3|
|Introduction to Forensics||FORE2001||4|
|Theories of Crime||JUST1300||3|
Credits Total: 33
|Collection and Preservation of Evidence||FORE2002||4|
|Animal Health Skills||ANSC1010||3|
|Small Animal Behavior||ANSC2100||4|
Credits Total: 31
|Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science||ANSC2000||2|
|Effective Shelter and Rescue Operations||ANSC2300||3|
|Organic Chemistry I||CHEM2100||4|
|Writing About Literature||ENGL1003||3|
Credits Total: 31
|Forensic Science Capstone||FORE4901||3|
|American Constitutional Law||GOVT4100||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||SOCI1001||3|
Credits Total: 24
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.