Anthrozoology, B.A.

The Anthrozoology program is designed to meet the specific academic needs of a diverse student body ranging from those who seek immediate employment to those who seek graduate and professional studies upon graduation. The curriculum is flexible and can be customized to fit individual interests and needs.

Students who choose to pursue veterinary, physical therapy, or occupational therapy school must select elective courses that meet the respective pre-professional requirements. Students desiring to pursue graduate degrees in psychology, counseling or social work need to select elective courses consistent with graduate school requirements. Some students may want to start an animal-related business, in which case elective courses in business, environmental studies, or sociology are relevant. The program offers both a major and minor in Anthrozoology.

In addition to the general course requirements set by Carroll College, the major requires students to complete 38 credits specifically in Anthrozoology, and 13 credits from other disciplines including biology, business, psychology or sociology, and statistics. The minor requires 25 credits in Anthrozoology of which 13 credits are in either the equine or canine field of specialization, and 4 credits from other disciplines.

I. Major Program Requirements

Thirty-eight semester credits of Anthrozoology courses, including:

ANZ107Introduction to Anthrozoology

3

ANZ108Survey of Animals in Society

3

ANZ221Familiar Canine

3

ANZ231Horses & Humans: Historical Perspective

3

ANZ233Connecting with Horses

2

ANZ309 Research Methods in Anthrozoology (WI)

4

ANZ321Citizen Canine

3

ANZ321LCitizen Canine W/ a Dog Lab

2

ANZ322Community Canine

3

ANZ322LCommunity Canine Lab

2

ANZ332Equine Science: Nature of Horses

4

ANZ441Animal Behavior (WI)

3

ANZ442The Science of Animal Welfare

3

 

Plus one 3-credit Anthrozoology elective

Recommended electives include:
ANZ252Wild Animals and Society

3

ANZ289Special Topic

3

ANZ389Special Topic

1.00 - 3.00

ANZ421Specialized Canine Training

2

ANZ422Specialized Canine Training

2

ANZ431Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

1

ANZ489Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00

SPED200Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

II. Other Program Requirements

Required courses:

BAXXXBusiness elective course

3

 

BI121Foundations of Cell & Molecular Biology

3

or

BI122Foundations of Organismal Biology

3

or

BI123Foundations of Ecology and Diversity

3

 

BI131Lab Explorations Cellular &Molecular BI

1

or

BI132Physiology and Ecology Lab

1

 

MA207Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MA315Probability and Statistics

3

 

PSY105General Psychology

3

or

SO101Introduction to Sociology

3

All program requirements apply to pre-professional students. See more information about recommended courses for pre-veterinary, pre-physical therapy, and pre-occupational therapy in the pre-professional programs section.