Companion Animal Science Minor

Foster a special relationship

Students socializing with puppies in class.

Thrive in a multibillion-dollar industry with the training and insight you need.

Companion animals – like cats, dogs, birds and reptiles – provide a special connection to their humans.

Explore the best ways to raise, care for, and utilize these animals.

Choose your minor

Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a minor in companion animal science.

Companion Animal Science

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable)

A minor in Companion Animal Science provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge in the physiology, anatomy, nutrition, reproduction, welfare, behavior, and husbandry of companion animals. The minor prepares students for all aspects of care and management of companion animals. Pre-veterinary students can utilize the curriculum in preparing for veterinary school.

  1. Complete AGS 101(3), 102(1), 310(3), 385(3), 485(3).
  2. Six hours from:  AGS 185(3), 386(3), 389(3).

Join a growing career field

The numbers don't lie: People love and need animals.

Totaling over $100 billion per year in the United States alone (source: American Pet Products Association), the companion animal industry is booming.

Within this industry, you'll discover many job opportunities.

Raise your credentials by adding a companion animal science minor. You can increase your chances to work in places and fields like:

  • Grooming facilities
  • Pet food industries
  • Pharmaceutical and product sales
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Research and product development
  • Shelter or veterinary clinic manager
  • Staff for breed associations
  • Staff with industry magazines
  • Therapy and rehabilitation centers
  • Training facilities
  • Veterinary care