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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal Policy Certificate

HEGIS # 5501
Chairperson: Dr. Ann B. Geisendorfer
Amstuz Science Hall, Suite 300, (518) 629-7342

The Animal Policy Certificate Program is designed for students who wish to pursue or currently maintain a career in the field of animal policy. Working in the framework of public policy, this certificate program can be applied towards an A.A.S. in Public Administration Studies.

The area of animal policy is a rapidly evolving field of study across the world. With increasing knowledge and awareness in this area, the link between cruelty to animals and human violence is becoming more established and actions are being taken to prevent, educate, and seek justice. Colleges across the country are introducing more courses based on animal policy and animal law and there are few, if any other programs like this in the area.

The college’s Department of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration initiated this program with the help of local animal advocates. The curricula, course syllabi and other academic undertakings were then developed by department faculty and staff.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of academic math Fall and Spring Social Science, humanities and lab sciences courses recommended. 70 or above

Total Credits Required: 27

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

(1) Restricted Electives

Total Credits Required: 27

Suggested Course Sequence for Study

Term Total: 9

Term Total: 6

Term Total: 6

Fourth Term

Term Total: 6