Companion Animal Management Undergraduate Certificate

Police dog going through training exercise.

Strengthen your credentials for the companion animal industry

Explore the makeup and needs of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and other common pets.

Know how to manage their nutrition, reproduction and health.

For therapy, behavior or management, you'll be ready to work with animals in your career.

Choose your certificate

Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in companion animal management.

Companion Animal Management

This certificate provides a program for students who desire an education that exposes them to companion animals. Some students in disciplines outside of agriculture may desire this certificate if they intend to incorporate companion animals into mental or physical therapy programs.

Admission requirements

To be admitted, students must submit a personal statement explaining their reasons for seeking the certificate and how the program will meet their professional goals. It is highly recommended that a student has had a college level math and English course.

Program requirements (15 hours)

  1. AGS 385(3), 485(3).
  2. Six hours from: AGS 185(3), 386(3), 389(3).
  3. Internship: AGS 499(3) with approval of advisor and an emphasis in companion animals, specifically at a small animal veterinary clinic, animal shelter, training facility, or breeding operation.
  4. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion requirement

Attain a grade of C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.