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
*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 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.