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Duquesne University Humane Leadership Undergraduate Degree

Earn your Bachelor of Science degree in Humane Leadership through Duquesne University. This major is designed specifically for individuals working in animal care and protection, including animal control officers, humane educators, shelter managers and animal care volunteers.

Harcum College

Introduction to Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities on-line course. This 10-week Distance Learning course, taught by internationally renowned human- animal bond and AAT author Phil Arkow, offers a Certificate of Completion eligible for employer reimbursement and Continuing Education Units. This course is an introduction to the human- animal bond and its therapeutic applications. It is designed both for professionals from a wide range of disciplines, and for volunteers, students and newcomers who wish to further their knowledge and explore career opportunities in Animal-Assisted Therapy. For more information contact: Harcum College, 750 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn, Mawr, PA 19010, (610) 526-6083,

Humane Society of the United States offers a variety of online, classroom and hybrid undergraduate degree, graduate certificate and professional development programs in human-animal studies. HSU’s School of Arts and Sciences provides Bachelor of Science degrees and Graduate Certificates in Animal Studies, Animal Policy and Advocacy, and Humane Leadership. HSU’s Department of Professional Studies offers nearly 60 specialized courses available online or instructed locally throughout the United States.

Tufts University Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy

The Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy

The Office of Admissions
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Rd.
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-7920
Fax: (508) 839-2953

University of British Columbia (Canada)

An animal welfare program with masters and graduate programs and some undergraduate opportunities has been established by the University of British Columbia (UBC). UBC's Animal Welfare Program is designed to help students, animal users, and society find practical solutions and build informed consensus about the use of animals for food, research, entertainment, and companionship. For more information contact

Dr. David Fraser or Dr. Dan Weary:
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Center for Applied Ethics
University of British Columbia
Suite 248-2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4

University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine

The Maddies Shelter Medicine Program introduces 10 vital components of shelter medicine to veterinary students interested in this specialty or anticipating collaborative relationships with other experts in animal sheltering. Private practitioners, researchers, government, and industry veterinarians might benefit from this class as it includes helpful information on counseling new owners about animals from shelters, being engaged in regulatory oversight of a shelter, doing pro bono or community service work, or working with physicians or the health department to evaluate zoonotic infections. For more information, contact:

University of California, Davis 
One Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616 
(530) 752-1011

University College of the Cariboo

Animal Welfare Certification Program
Dr. Dave Sedgman
University College of the Cariboo
Animal Health Technology
Box 3010, Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3
Phone: (250) 828-5192
Fax: (250) 828-5194

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