Bergin University of Canine Studies is home to the Assistance Dog Institute. The university is a small private institution working to promote human-canine partnership through research and education.
Established in 1991, the private university offers bachelor’s, masters and associate degrees in dog studies to students who want to pursue their studies in the USA. The college is located in the Sonoma County region, California. They are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
|Type of University||Private|
|Total student enrollment||60|
|International Students||16+ Nationalities|
|Application Fee||50 USD|
|Basic Tuition Fee (Bachelors)||17,600 USD|
|Basic Tuition Fee (Masters)||18,450 USD|
Bergin College of Canine Studies is located in Sonoma County, Penngrove, California. The campus comprises of a single building that houses a classroom, indoor training area, study area, administration, and faculty open space. Around 10 acres is dedicated to outdoor dog training, exercise, and dog play.
On-campus housing facilities at Bergin University of Canine Studies are not available. However, the university helps incoming students find potential roommates and apartments which accept dogs. Students can find affordable student housing in Sonoma County that accepts students and pets of the university.
The housing expenses range from 1,500 USD to 4,000 USD for the various apartment-styled or dorm-style housing with single, double or triple bedroom units.
The Bergin University of Canine Studies offers students with unique academic degrees at the UG and graduate level with dog as the academic subject of study.
Application: Application for admissions at Bergin University of Canine Studies can be requested from the Admission Office of the university and can be filled online or offline.
Application Fee: An application fee of 50 USD is to be paid by the interested students for all associate, bachelor and master degree programs.
|Associate of Science||August 1|
|Bachelor of Science||July 25|
|Master of Science||August 10|
The table below shows the annual tuition and fees a student enrolled at Bergin University of Canine Studies need to pay.
|Program||Tuition Fee (in USD)||Total Tuition & Fees(in USD)|
|A.S. Business and Companion Dog||9,950||11,300|
|B.S. Canine Studies||17,600||19,450|
|M.S. Human-Canine Life Sciences||18,450||19,600|
Bergin University of Canine Studies does not provide financial aid or scholarships specifically to international students. All the scholarships are restricted to US citizens in the form of Federal Aid or Veterans Benefits.
However, international students can apply for various international scholarships offered by private organizations or other granting bodies. They can also apply for education loans to study in the USA.
Bergin University of Canine Studies does not offer any work-on campus opportunities for students. However, the university encourages the students to serve as a volunteer or a trainer outside the campus. Weekly field trips are organized to work in the community with dogs. Students are also encouraged to spend time in training shelter dogs and canine intervention field trips.
The alumni work majorly in animal care and service organizations, such as Jillian Gartner at American Poodles at Work; Pris Taylor at Autism Service Dogs of America, Paws for Purple Hearts, Halo Dog Training amongst others. The alumni are performing exemplary services from Hawaii to Japan!
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$19,600 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$19,450 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$19,600 / Year|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary