Study Human-Animal Interaction with a Master's Degree in Anthrozoology at Canisius
Canisius College offers an online Master’s Degree in Anthrozoology, the discipline that focuses on humanity’s relationship with other species. A major emphasis is on an examination of the relationships between people and their companion animals, but the scope of our program also includes animal use in science, industry, agriculture, and zoos.
Our program embraces the positive value of human-animal relations by focusing on the many benefits that accrue to humans by including animals in their lives. It also covers the benefits that are provided to animals by humans. It is an interdisciplinary field of study that includes scientific investigations, philosophical considerations, religious perspectives, animals in literature, and humane education. Our program also examines the intersection between animal protection and environmental protection: the special relationship that exists between two worldwide movements. Students can tailor their coursework and internships so that their own topics of interest can be explored in depth.
This program is conducted in a “modified online” format. The generic formula is one in which our students and faculty initially meet together on the Canisius College campus for an intensive four-day sequence of course orientations, planning sessions, classroom meetings, and special seminars by invited speakers. After that, the rest of the coursework is conducted in a vibrant online learning community maintained throughout the semester. In other words, except for a single, “extended-weekend” visit to the campus each semester, this program can be completed online from any geographic location. It is hoped that this formula will allow students to participate with minimal disruption to their present employment and/or living conditions.
Canisius College also offers an undergraduate minor in anthrozoology. To learn about that program, click here.
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