Currently, only three courses are offered by the Animal Science department: Animal Diversity, Animal Behavior, and Animal Behavior Lab. These courses are co-listed as courses in the Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) department, the only difference being that admission to the EATM Program is not required to take the Animal Science courses. These courses are required for the EATM degree and certificate. Either version, EATM or Animal Science, will satisfy the degree requirement.


Please visit the EATM department page here to learn more about the program and application process.



Carol Higashida, Phone (805) 378-1459

Full-time Faculty

Gary Wilson, Brenda Woodhouse (Department Co-Chairs)


Chuck Brinkman,  Danita Redd (Pre-Vet)

Full Catalog Description / Degree Information