Undergraduate Courses

Companion Animal Science
11:067:250
(3 credits)


Normally Offered:
Spring semester

Prerequisites and Other Registration Restrictions:No prerequisites.  Open to all except seniors.

Format: Class meets twice per week for an 80 minute lecture.

Description:This course provides students an understanding and appreciation for the bond between humans and animals and for the responsibilities of animal care and ownership in current society. Course topics include: domestication, anatomy, behavior, physiology, nutrition, health, and diseases of companion animals. Opportunities in animal-oriented careers are presented.  Companion animal issues, such as legal and societal issues will be discussed.

Examinations:Three hourly exams are given during lecture periods, each exam worth one third of the final grade.  Quizzes and other assignments will be given.

Other Requirements: Required text is Companion Animals: Their Biology, Care, Health, and Management, K.L. Campbell, J.E. Corbin, and J.R. Campbell, Pearson Education Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Additional Information: Contact Kathleen Rahman (Rm 213D Bartlett, phone 848-932-1168, email rahman@aesop.rutgers.edu).


  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Anmial Sciences