Graduate Certificate in Animal Policy and Advocacy

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Animal Policy and Advocacy will be able to:

  • Critique historical and contemporary efforts to improve animal welfare;
  • Explain the opposition of organizations, corporations, and institutions to animal protection advances;
  • Formulate and evaluate alternatives to resolve public policy disputes related to animals; and
  • Develop programs to advance animal protection.

Certificate Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Animal Policy and Advocacy 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):
AP600 Animals, Advocacy, and Corporate Change
AP602 Animals and Public Policy
AS613 Global Animal Issues

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