The Animal Policy certificate program is designed for those who wish to pursue or maintain a career in the field of animal advocacy. The program is also designed for those who simply wish to increase their knowledge regarding the legal protection of animals.
This program provides you with the tools to be effective in whatever your chosen career path. Some students may continue on to become advocates, while others want to work in other animal-related fields.
Those completing the certificate can pursue careers including but not limited to humane law enforcement, animal control, humane education, shelter management, lobbying and policy-making. Working in the framework of public policy, this certificate program can be applied towards an A.A.S. in Public Administration Studies.
This program is offered through the Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department.
Entrance and Course Requirements
Hudson Valley Community College is the only community college in the nation offering this type of academic
certificate program in Animal Policy
Career and Transfer Opportunities
Certificate program graduates can enter the fields of humane law enforcement, animal control, humane education, shelter management, lobbying and policy making. Additional education may be required to pursue positions in some of these fields.
The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.
For more information regarding this program, contact:
Ann B. Geisendorfer
Amstuz Science Hall, Suite 300
For more information about admission to this program, contact:
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223