Degree Requirements

Major in Anthrozoology

I. Major Program Requirements*
Thirty-nine semester credits of Anthrozoology classes, including:

  • ANZ 107 Introduction to Anthrozoology
  • ANZ 108 Survey of Animals in Service
  • ANZ 221 Canine Science: Nature of Dogs
  • ANZ 231 Historical Perspectives: Horses and Humans
  • ANZ 233 Basic Equine Skills
  • ANZ 309 (WI) or ANZ 310 Research Methods
  • ANZ 321 Introduction to Canine Training
  • ANZ 321L Introduction to Canine Training Lab
  • ANZ 322 Advanced Canine Training: Application and Priciples
  • ANZ 322L Advanced Canine: Application & Principles Lab
  • ANZ 332 Equine Science: Nature of Horses
  • ANZ 440 or 441 (WI) Animal Behavior*
  • ANZ 442 Animal Welfare

Recommended electives:

  • ANZ 252 Wild Animals and Society
  • ANZ 421-422 Specialized Canine Training
  • ANZ 431 Equine Assisted Activites and Therapies

*All students must take one writing intensive course in the major, so either ANZ 309 (WI) or ANZ 441 (WI) is required.

II. Other Program Requirements

  • BA XXX Business Elective Course 
  • BI 102 Human Biology, or BI 171 Biological Priciples I, or BI 201 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • MA 207 Elementary Statistics or MA 315 Probability and Statistics 
  • PSY 105 General Psychology or SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 
  • PSY 202 Learning and Cognition

Note to Pre-Professional Students (pre-vet, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy)

All program requirements apply to pre-professional students. Pre-professional students should consider the following:

  • BI 171 and BI 172 Biological Principles
  • CH 101 and 102 General Chemistry 
  • CH 301 and 302 Organic Chemistry 
  • PHYS 201 and 202 Physics 
  • BI 281 Genetics 
  • CH 353 Biochemistry 
  • MA 121 and 122 or 131 Calculus 

Recommended Courses for Careers in Wild Animal Conservations and Related Disciplines 

  • ANZ 252 Wild Animals and Society
  • BI 101 Life Science (in addition to required Biology)
  • ES 121 Environmental Science
  • GIS 110 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • PHIL 206 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 208 Bioethics 
  • ES 205 Human Ecology 
  • SO 360 Environmental Sociolgy 
  • PO 321 Citizenship: Think Global, Act Local (ND) 
  • BI 255 Field Ornithology 
  • ES 300A Winter Ecology in Yellowstone

Recommended Courses for Careers in Criminal Justice

  • PSY 321 Law, Justice, and Forensic Psychology
  • SO 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SO 262 Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Dependent Behavior
  • SO 309 Crime and Criminology
  • SO 312 Juvenile Delinquency and Deviant Behavior
  • SO 314 Sociology of Law
  • SO 389 International Crime
  • TH 216 Violence and Atonement

Minor in Anthrozoology

I. Minor Program Requirements
Twelve semester credits of Anthrozoology classes, including:

  • ANZ 107 Introduction to Anthrozoology
  • ANZ 108 Survey of Animals in Service
  • ANZ 440 or 441 (WI) Animal Behavior
  • ANZ 442 Animal Welfare
  • and either all of the classes within the canine track (12 credits) or within the equine track (14 credits)

A. Canine Track

  • ANZ 221 Canine Science: Nature of Dogs
  • ANZ 321 Introduction to Canine Training
  • ANZ 322 Advanced Canine: Application & Principals
  • ANZ 321L Introduction to Canine Training Lab
  • ANZ 322L Advanced Canine: Application & Principals Lab

B. Equine Track

  • ANZ 231 Historical Perspectives: Horses and Humans
  • ANZ 233 Basic Equine Skills
  • ANZ 332 Equine Science: Nature of Horses
  • ANZ 431 Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies

II. Other Program Requirements

Seven semester credits of the following, including:

  • BI 102 Human Biology or BI 171 Biological Principles I or BI 201 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • PSY 202 Learning and Cognition or PSY Fundamentals of Learning (if Psychology major)