B.S. in Animal Policy and Advocacy

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Animal Policy and Advocacy will be able to:

  • Recognize and comprehend competing views of the status and treatment of animals;
  • Identify stakeholders in historical and contemporary policy contests over animal protection measures;
  • Explain the public policy process, interpret public policy debates, and discuss advocacy strategies; and
  • Analyze legislation and laws related to animals.

Degree Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in Animal Policy and Advocacy degree is granted upon successful completion of a 120 total credit hours, with a minimum of 39 earned from HSU. Effective for students admitted after June 1, 2012. For the previous degree requirement list click here.

Foundation Courses (9 credits):
AP301 Animal Protection As A Social Movement
AS305 Animals and Ethics
AS416 Animal Behavior, Animal Minds, and Animal Protection

Core Courses (18 credits):
AP302 Animals and Public Policy
AP400 Animals, Advocacy and Corporate Change
AS413 Global Animal Issues
HL434 The Media and Public Education
Additional Core Courses (Choose 2):
AP402 Farm Animal Welfare OR
AP403 Wildlife Policy OR
AP404 Research Animal Policy OR
AP407 Special Issues in Companion Animal Policy: Dangerous Dogs

Elective Courses* (6 credits):
*Any undergraduate course offered may be taken as an elective. See Animal Studies, Humane Leadership, and additional Animal Policy & Advocacy undergraduate courses for elective course options.

Capstone Courses (6 credits):
AP500 Animal Policy and Advocacy Capstone Course I
AP501 Animal Policy and Advocacy Capstone Course II