Humane Leadership Major
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Are you extremely dedicated to your work with animals but lack the academic credentials that can allow you to advance your career in the field?
Do you want to enhance the overall level of professionalism and efficiency in your shelter?
Lots of universities offer programs that provide insights into the leadership skills it takes to succeed. But leadership in the animal advocacy field requires unique knowledge and skills. That is why Duquesne University added the humane leadership major to the mix. Not just a few courses here and there, Humane Leadership is a full major positioned on equal footing as the other areas of School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.
In designing the program, our faculty listened to professionals working in the field as well as those interested in pursuing the education needed to move their careers to the next level. The result is a program designed specifically for those currently working-or seeking to work-in animal care and protection.
Whether your interests lie in animal advocacy or shelter management, this program provides the solid educational foundation you need to transform your passion and commitment into effective action.
When you enter the program, you will join animal control officers, humane educators, shelter managers, veterinary technicians, animal care volunteers and others as part of a large and growing network working to place these important issues on the table in locations across the country.
By combining elements of leadership, humane management and nonprofit basics, the Humane Leadership major offers a grounding in the history and philosophies of the specialty as well as current issues faced in the field.
When you graduate, you will have learned to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the principles, strategies and resources related to humane leadership
- develop programs to educate, assist and advocate for animals
- manage the fundraising and financial management aspects of shelters
- deal with the human resource issues involving paid employees as well as volunteer staff
- develop and implement effective community education and outreach initiatives
- handle the psychological and emotional stress that results from the high level of care-giving demanded by animal shelter work
Sound like the program for you? If so, then we hope you'll take the next step and join us. If you already have a bachelor's degree, take a minimum of six humane leadership major courses and earn a post-baccalaureate certificate that sets you apart from your competition.
If you're ready to apply, we're eager to hear from you. If you still have questions, we're ready with answers.
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