Mission and Goals

Anthrozoology is the scholarly study of human-animal interactions and relationships, including the human-animal bond with domestic and wild animals, the role of animals in service and therapy, and evolving human responsibilities for animal welfare and wild animal conservation.

Student Learning Outcomes

By completing this major students will:

  • Increase their understanding of the role animals play in human society.
  • Recognize the interconnectedness of human and animal well-being.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills from the biological, social and psychological sciences to describe and explain the interactions between humans and animals.
  • Study and apply various therapeutic and educational approaches to improve the well-being of both humans and animals.

Carroll College’s unique combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience with horses, dogs, and some wild animals prepares students for graduate or professional study or immediate entry into an animal-related profession. The curriculum benefits any student interested in animal-assisted activities and therapies, animal-related non-profit organizations, counseling, veterinary medicine, physical and occupational therapy with animal-assisted modalities, wildlife biology, animal care and rehabilitation, animal advocacy, social work, and many other fields.