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Globe University in Woodbury, Minn. to Offer AAS Degree in Animal & Equine Science

The animal studies degree is designed to place students into a career field expected to grow by 23% by 2020


MINNEAPOLIS—March 15, 2013—For students who have a love for horses and taking care of large agriculture animals, Globe University in Woodbury, Minn. is introducing the Associate in Applied Science degree in Animal & Equine Science.

The 18-month-long program is designed to qualify students for a range of careers in animal science:

• Animal trainer, exhibitor or breeder

• Agriculture appraiser or consultant

• Animal behaviorist or animal behavior specialist

• Feedlot manager

• Nutritionist

• Research assistant or technician

• Animal care or quality assurance specialist

• Food safety inspector

Careers in animal science are on the rise

The number of animal care jobs is expected to grow 23% by 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Brian Hoefs, program director for the school’s emerging animal & equine degree program, said “We designed this program to meet the ambitions of people who love horses and animals, but who did not want to pursue a traditional vet tech career path.”

According to Hoefs, the skills that students need to support ranch, farm and other agriculture operations can be learned in this feature-rich degree program. Students will learn to master horsemanship (riding, managing and training horses), horse care and the business and science sides of animal studies.

Classes for Globe’s animal & equine science degree will be taught at the university’s Woodbury, Minn. campus only. Classes are now forming and the school is encouraging interested students to apply soon by calling 1-877-303-6060 or online at

*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition


Globe University is part of a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. Programs offer undergraduate, diploma and graduate degrees in a wide range of career fields, including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are available online. All academic programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For more information, visit


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