Graduate Certificate in Animal Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate in Animal Studies will be able to:

  • Evaluate the role of social and cultural forces in shaping the treatment of animals.
  • Understand the status of animals historically and cross-culturally.
  • Identify sources of change in the position of animals in society.
  • Apply science and ethics to on-the-ground animal protection campaigns.

Certificate Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Animal Studies is granted upon successful completion of 18 HSU credit hours. Effective for students admitted after June 1, 2012. For the previous degree requirement list click here.

Foundation Courses (6 credits):
AP601 Animal Protection as a Social Movement
AS605 Animals and Ethics

Core Courses (9 credits):
AS600 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Animal Studies
AS601 Understanding the Human-Animal Bond
AS616 Animal Behavior, Animal Minds, and Animal Protection

Elective Courses* (3 credits):
*Any graduate course offered may be taken as an elective except for HL650, HL652, and HL659. See Animal Policy & Advocacy, Humane Leadership, and additional Animal Studies graduate courses for elective course options.

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