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Animal Science

Program Description

Animal Science launched in the fall of 2021.

Students enrolled in Minuteman’s new Animal Science program will understand the fundamentals of animal science, be introduced to a variety of species, breeds, and characteristics (both large and small animal), compare animal anatomy and physiology, research animal disease and prevention, and study genetics, breeding and reproduction of domestic animals. Students in this program will earn college credits and industry-recognized certifications.Program graduates will be prepared for both college and career pathways upon graduation.

Career Pathways

Entry-level animal science careers include veterinary assistant, animal lab assistant, and farm assistant.

Technical careers requiring advanced certifications or an associate’s degree include certified veterinary technician, animal lab technician, shelter director, zookeeper, or farmer.

Professional careers requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher include zoologist, veterinarian, animal welfare lawyer, veterinarian technician specialist, animal educational roles, and more.

Advisory Partners

Several representatives animal science-related or workforce development organizations are serving on Minuteman’s Animal Science Advisory Board. Partner organizations include BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Zoo New England, the UMass Amherst/Mt. Ida College Veterinary Technology Program, Hingham Animal Clinic, Education Alliance, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School, and the MassHire Workforce Development Boards.