About Humane Society University
Humane Society University (HSU) is the leader in providing educational opportunities in the field of human-animal interdependent relationships. Via online and onsite channels, HSU offers degree programs in animal studies, animal policy and advocacy, and humane leadership. Additional education programs for animal care, campaign planning, communications, community relations, disaster response and preparedness, humane education, law enforcement and public policy are offered. HSU also supports new scholarship in the field of human-animal studies.
HSU is comprised of two learning centers: the College of Arts and SCiences and School of Continuing Education. The College of Arts and Sciences offers Graduate Certificates and Masters Degrees. The School of Continuing Education offers non-degree courses, workshops and specialist programs.
HISTORY AND LEARNING CONTINUUM
HSU seeks to empower current and future leaders of the animal protection community and has pioneered online instruction for academic programs in animal protection studies.
Continuing education programs have reached more than 20,000 students through online and onsite instruction on such topics as humane law enforcement and regulation, disaster animal preparedness/response, career development, advocacy, shelter management, humane education, animal behavior, volunteer management, executive leadership initiatives and community issues.
In an effort to fill existing intellectual and scholarly gaps for human-animal-centric educational programs, HSU became an incorporated independent 501(c)(3) entity of higher education in 2008. In 2009 HSU's College of Arts and Sciences began offering academic courses for degree programs.
HSU is licensed as a degree granting institution by the District of Columbia Educational Licensure Commission. HSU continues to work towards the distinction of becoming an accredited institution of higher learning. HSU administrative offices are located at: 2100 L St., NW Washington DC 20037