Creating a Minor and Major in HAS at your College
has been putting together materials to help faculty with instituting
interdisciplinary Minors and Majors in Human-Animal Studies at their
respective home institutions.
At this time,
there are three major programs in human animal studies in the
United States (at Eastern
Kentucky University, Carroll
College, and Humane Society University),
one specialization within a major (at Notre
Dame de Namur University), and five minor programs (at University of Redlands, Drury University, New York University, Green Mountain College, and Canisius College).
Other universities, in the U.S. and
elsewhere, offer graduate programs, such as Arizona State University
(graduate certificate in treating animal abuse), Canisius College (masters degree in anthrozoology), Colorado State University (graduate
program in environmental ethics and animal welfare), the American College of Applied Science
(animal behavior counseling program), Humane
Society University (masters and graduate certificates in animal policy and
advocacy, animal studies, and humane leadership), Madonna University (masters in humane studies), Southampton University (human-animal
University (animals and public policy), the University of British Columbia (animal
welfare), University of Denver
(animal assisted social work), Exeter University (Anthrozoology), the University
of Wales Trinity Saint David (Anthrozoology), and Michigan State University (animal
studies). In addition, Lewis and Clark Law School now offers the first advanced legal degree, the LL.M, in animal law, while the University of Basel now offers a doctorate in animal law.
Still other programs offer individuals the
opportunity to develop a professional specialization that helps animals, such
as Duquesne University's humane
leadership major, Humane
Society University's School of Professional Development, Madonna University's new
certificate in animal cruelty investigation, Thompson River University's certificate in animal
welfare, Rutgers University Animals,
Community and the Law certificate, and the universities which offer
certificates in animal-assisted interaction (Bircham International University, Oakland University,
Tri-County Community College, University of North Texas, and
humane education (Institute
for Humane Education), wildlife rehabilitation (Lees McRae College).
are reaching out to faculty around the country to find out about other
programs, and to help faculty members to create minor and major
programs, certificates, and graduate programs, at their own colleges.
For faculty wishing to create a minor program at their college, please click here
for a pdf document, created by Mylan Engel, Jr. of Northern Illinois
University, with details on how to do it. For faculty wishing to create a
major at their college, please click here
for a pdf document, created by Robert Mitchell of Eastern Kentucky
University, with details on how to do it. This document was used to
create EKU's own Animal Studies major.