Contemporary Animal Services Professional Development and Leadership Programs

Partnership with Best Friends Animal Society

As the academic partner to Best Friends Animal Society, SUU offers advanced learning opportunities for practitioners and students in the field of contemporary animal services.

Depending on educational backgrounds and goals, individuals have opportunities to earn academic credits that may be applied toward SUU bachelor’s or master’s degree programs.

“This is an exciting partnership for both organizations. Best Friends is known for its pioneering work in animal welfare and commitment to the same innovation and learning as we are. Our aim is to provide lifelong learning solutions, and we value this recognition by Best Friends for our educational offerings, student success, and neighboring location in this beautiful area of the country.”
– Scott L. Wyatt, SUU president

Academic Programs

Southern Utah University offers several educational pathways to help boost your resume and lift your career in contemporary animal services, including the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) program that offers a graduate emphasis in Contemporary Animal Services Leadership (CASL).

SUU and Best Friends Administrators celebrate the university's partnership with Best Friends Animal Society.

Learn More at Best⁠Friends.org


For information, or to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us using this form.