Humane Society University now offering bachelor degrees

Humane Society University now offering bachelor degrees

Jun 21, 2009
By staff
Washington -- The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has received a license as a higher education degree-granting institution by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission.

As a result, the Humane Society University (HSU) will offer bachelor degree programs in animal studies and in animal policy and advocacy. The degrees are designed to educate students to qualify them for employment with one of the more than 17,000 U.S. nonprofit organizations that seek to protect, provide services to or advocate for animals and to advance scholarship in the field. Classes start this fall both online and onsite at its Washington, D.C. campus.

"Offering bachelor of science degrees and graduate certificates makes sense in today's world of complex human-animal relationships," says Robert Roop, Ph.D., president of Humane Society University. "The programs are designed for students who seek to advance work on behalf of animals by gaining advanced skills and knowledge."

In addition to the bachelor's degree program, HSU offers 33 courses which lead to an undergraduate degree or graduate certificate, along with a catalog of 45 additional non-credit opportunities to earn a professional certificate.

Faculty members hold doctoral-level degrees in animal behavior, policy, psychology, sociology, literature, veterinary medicine, law and other fields.

For more information about the program, visit