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ACADEMICS AND ADMISSION: ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM
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associate of science: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The University currently has two Associate of Science degree programs: an Associate of Science degree in Business & Companion Dog Studies and an Associate of Science degree in Assistance Dog Education.

Associate of Science in Business & Companion Dog Studies Degree - Learn More The mission of the Associate of Science degree in Business and Companion Dog Studies is to educate its students in the considerable and varied human canine activities that contribute to the enjoyment or employment each provides the other. The degree program focuses on the psychology of learning, motor skill development, genetics and environmental factors, canine developmental stages, dog health care and on a multitude of human-canine recreation and work roles.

Associate of Science in Assistance Dog Education Degree - Learn More The mission of the Associate of Science degree in Assistance Dog Education is to provide its graduates with the skills and knowledge to partner people with disabilities with a canine helpmate, increasing the capabilities of both. The degree program focuses on the psychology of learning, motor skill development, genetics and environmental factors, canine developmental stages, dog health care and the socio-biological concepts of partnership between dogs and individuals whose limited physical strength or sensory abilities make functioning on their own difficult.

Please note: Associate students are assigned dogs to train and are required to take the dog home at night and on weekends.