Animal Studies

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Image of animal studies students with a horse

Degree Options

B.S. in Animal Studies

Who Would be Interested in Animal Studies?

  • Students planning a career in working with animals or working in areas with human-animal interaction
  • Students preparing for graduate school studying animals in diverse disciplines
  • Students interested in understanding both animal behavior and human behavior toward animals
  • Students preparing for careers that require perspective-taking, creativity, and critical thinking

Why Animal Studies?

  • Opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty on research projects on a broad range of topics
  • Students can participate in an extensive co-op program
  • The opportunity to learn from faculty who are award-winning teachers and recognized scholars who are committed to student success
  • A flexible curriculum that allows students to focus on their specialized interests while gaining a solid foundation in interdisciplinary animal studies
  • The only program of its kind in the country

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Students may select Animal Studies upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Staff member at the Primate Rescue Center.
  • Graduate School at Colorado State University (studying under Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science and world-renown expert on animal welfare).
  • Intern with the Cat Ambassador Program at the Cincinnati Zoo.

How Do I Get More Information?
Contact Dr. Richard Osbaldiston, Chair, Psychology Department
Contact Dr. Robert Mitchell, Animal Studies Program Coordinator