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
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.
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)
- AGS 385(3), 485(3).
- Six hours from: AGS 185(3), 386(3), 389(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.
- All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.
Attain a grade of C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.