Animal Science

The Animal Science curriculum offers a basic understanding of animal health, nutrition, anatomy/physiology, behavior, diversity and conservation. America's Teaching Zoo provides a laboratory experience, focusing primarily on nondomestic animals. The Animal Science courses are open to all students but are recommended for those interested in the Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program or any other career in the animal field. Many of these Animal Science courses are required for the EATM Associate in Science degree and may be completed prior to program admission. Refer to Exotic Animal Training and Management later in this section.

Acting Dean

Norman Marten, Phone (805) 378-1459

Full-time Faculty

Cynthia Stringfield (Department Chair), Gary Wilson, Brenda Woodhouse


Chuck Brinkman,  Danita Redd (Pre-Vet), Donny Munshower

Full Catalog Description / Degree Information