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Canine Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The mission of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Canine Studies (Cynology) is to guide the students’ exploration of the canine species through a vast array of scholarly studies and experiences that expose the uniqueness of the dog’s coveted relationship with humans, while providing an opportunity for students to explore their own species as it evolved through its relationship with the canine, and in so doing, provide a multitude of dog or human aligned job opportunities.


The Bergin University of Canine Studies's Bachelor of Science in Canine Studies (Cynology) program understands an imperative need for professionals who are abel to increase the theoretical and practical knowledge base that recognizes the dog's supporting role in human society. To this end, the bachelor's program prepares students:

  • To advance the field of Cynology from one based on limited technical and theoretical knowledge and skills to a field based firmly upon research and willingness and capability to make the most of the true potential of the human-canine partnership;
  • To provide students with the theoretical basis and practical knowledge to examine and contribute to the expansion of human-canine partnerships;
  • To examine, understand, and apply research findings to increase the dog’s supporting role in human society;
  • To gain an in-depth understanding about how to incorporate the dog into today’s complex world, highlighting the ways the dog’s role in our society can continue to expand;

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • History of Dog Breeds & Training 
  • Selection, Breeding & Whelping Strategies 
  • Selection, Breeding & Whelping Strategies Supervised Lab
  • Environmental Management 
  •  Environmental Management Supervised Lab 
  • Business Management 
  • Canine Nutrition 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bergin University of Canine Studies application 
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50.00
  • Proof of identity and photo
  • An official transcript of an earned Bachelor's degree from a college or university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Personal Essay: One-two page essay explaining the student's interest and future goals related to the program of study. 
  • Two letters of reference; one personal, one professional
  • Canine experience documentation: Applicants must have one year of documented experience (paid or unpaid) in a canine-related activity indicating extensive experience handling dog(s).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Rohnert Park

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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