Our graduate degree programs were developed specifically for students who wish to begin a career working with animals or those currently working in the field of animal science, animal behavior, or humane animal care and wish to advance into leadership and management roles. Other students wish to form their own for-profit or non-profit organizations or professional practices. Our programs are hybrid programs tailored for busy adult learners. All theoretical coursework can be completed on our online Virtual Campus. Courses are facilitated by instructors holding PhD, DVM/VMD, JD, or Master degrees in their subject area. Semesters are 12-weeks in length, offered in the spring, summer, fall, and winter. Students can log in anytime, 24/7/365, from any computer or hand held device with an Internet connection. Additionally, we use real-time video-conferencing software to hold SIMs (synchronous interactive meetings) with classes that support an instructor and up to 15 students. Students with Web cams create a classroom environment that rivals a traditional campus-based college classroom.
Academic Residency Labs and Externship Practicum with Animals
The college’s clinical animal behavior and welfare programs would not be complete without lab and practicum courses with animals. Academic Residency Lab (ARL) courses are held at animal facilities in the U.S. The Equine residency is currently held at the college’s 20 acre Dream Pond Science Field Station and Reserve in Crescent City, Florida U.S.A. located nearby the college administrative offices. The Canine and Feline ARL’s are currently held at the Flagler Humane Society located in Palm Cost, Fl. Externship practicums may be completed by students in real-world animal facilities in their community or while working alongside animal professionals. In some cases, faculty will work with students to arrange their externship practicum at exciting and rewarding locations anywhere in the world where animals are available and in need of attention.