Aurora University

Human-Animal Studies (BS)

Why major in human-animal studies?

Do you want a career working with animals? Do you want to help people through animal therapy? If so, human-animal studies is the field for you.

Why major in human-animal studies at AU?

Aurora University is one of the few universities in the nation that offers a major in human-animal studies. Thanks to a flexible curriculum, you can easily double major with:

  • Business
  • Criminal justice
  • Health science (which would prepare you for veterinary school)
  • Social work
  • Therapeutic recreation

Curriculum Highlights

    • Animal disease prevention
    • Animal science
    • Animal welfare
  • Additionally, you can specialize in one of two tracks: therapy or welfare and bonding.

  • Expand your career opportunities by double-majoring in therapeutic recreation or disabilities studies. And even with a second major, you'll still be able to graduate in four years.
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

Direct experiences with animals and clients are at the center of the program. And you will have an internship in the field during your major.

Career opportunities

  • Animal-assisted therapist
  • Humane investigator
  • Shelter manager

Prepare for your future

A human-animal studies degree will equip you with the skills employers value most: communicating your ideas, analyzing a problem, and working with others to find a solution. In a job market that’s evolving faster than ever, you'll have the knowledge and tools to succeed.