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!
•Animal welfare/public policy
•Animal-related crime prevention/investigation
•Specialty K-9 units
•Explosive detection and accelerants
•Fisheries and wildlife
Agile Dual Degree- Animal Care and Forensics (Criminalistics)
|Fall Semester||Credits||Spring Semester||credits|
|ANSC 1001||Career Exploration||1||CORE ENGL||The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems||3|
|ANSC 1003||Animal Care Management||3||FORE 2001||Introduction to Forensics||4|
|BIOL 1001||Biology I||4||ANSC 1400||Introduction to Animal Science||3|
|CORE 1001||Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm||3||BIOL 1002||Biology II||4|
|JUST 1100||Criminal Justice System and Process||3||JUST 1300||Theories of Crime||3|
|PSYC 1001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Semester Total:||17||Semester Total:||17|
|ANSC 1005||Animal Facilities Design and Management||3||FORE 3100||Criminal Investigation||3|
|LGLS 2102||Criminal Law||3||ANSC 2200||Canine Behavior and Training||2|
|CHEM 1001||Chemistry l||4||CHEM 1002||Chemistry ll||4|
|FORE 2002||Collection and Preservation of Evidence||4||ANSC 2202||Domestic Animal Behavior||3|
|ANSC 2401||Animal Nutrition||3||PSYC 2400||Forensic Psychology||3|
|ANSC 1010||Animal Health Skills||3|
|Semester Total:||17||Semester Total:||18|
|ANSC 2900||Externship Module I||3||FORE 3900|
|Forensic Science Internship||3|
|JUST 2204||Victimology and Victim Services||3||ANSC 2000||Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science||2|
|PHYS 2001||Physics l||4||ENGL 1003||Writing About Literature||3|
|JUST 3200||Criminal Procedure and Evidence||3||CHEM 2100||Organic Chemistry l||4|
|Semester Total:||16||Semester Total:||12|
|CORE 3100||Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset||3||FORE 4901||Forensic Science Capstone||3|
|JUST 4505||Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice||3||GOVT 4100||American Constitutaional Law||3|
|SOCI 4001||Data Analysis||3||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
|Social Psychology||3||SOCI 1001||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|PSYC 3400||Abnormal Psychology|
|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.
- 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.
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.