2011 - B.S. in Animal Studies

Degree Requirements

These requirements apply to students admitted before June 1, 2012. For the current degree requirement list click here.

The Animal Studies bachelor degree seeks to accomplish these objectives through a series of courses and a variety of disciplinary lenses. 120 credit hours are required to complete a baccalaureate degree with HSU; 39 of these credits should be completed within the course work for the Animal Studies major, including:

Foundation Courses (6 credits):
AP301 Animal Protection As A Social Movement
AS305 Animals and Ethics

Core Courses (21 credits):
AS300 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Animal Studies
AS301 Understanding the Human-Animal Bond
AS302 Sociology of Animal Abuse
AS306 Animals in Literature
AS413 Global Animal Issues
AS416 Animal Behavior, Animal Minds, and Animal Protection
AS417 Animal Protection and the Environment

Capstone Courses (6 credits):
AS500 Animal Studies Capstone Course I
AS501 Animal Studies Capstone Course II

Electives (6 credits):
AS450 Independent Study
HL316 Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence
HL410 Animal Assisted Interventions for Youth At Risk
AP302 Animals and Public Policy
AP402 Farm Animal Welfare
AP403 Wildlife Policy
AP404 Research Animal Policy
AP407 Special Issues in Companion Animal Policy: Dangerous Dogs