The PSM in Natural Sciences – Zoo, Aquarium and Animal Shelter Management Specialization is a unique opportunity to blend business skills and applied science with a specific focus on helping animal organizations. Our two year Professional Science Master’s degree program focuses on experiential learning and development of skills in addition to academic learning. 

The PSM in Natural Sciences – Zoo, Aquarium and Animal Shelter Management Specialization is an affiliated Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree. Affiliation is administered by the PSM National Office to ensure a strong and distinctive PSM brand. PSMs are designed for students who are seeking a graduate degree in science or mathematics and understand the need for developing workplace skills valued by top employers.


Effective Fall 2015

ANEQ 522Animal Metabolism3
BC 601Responsible Conduct in Biochemistry 11
or GRAD 544 Ethical Conduct of Research
BUS 505Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3
or BUS 660 Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues
MGT 620Management3
MGT 625Managerial Communication Practices3
or BUS 625 Organizational Communication
NSCI 579/VS 579Animal Behavior in Captive Populations3
NSCI 693Seminar--MPNS3
NSCI 69612
Business elective course 23-5
Science elective course 27
Program Total Credits:41-43

A minimum of 41 credits are required to complete this program.  


Students may substitute another science ethics course with approval by advisor and committee.


Select from department list with approval of advisor and graduate committee.