Bachelor of Humane Religious Studies

120 Semester Units


  • High School diploma
  • Submission of transcripts
  • Completed Student Enrollment Application form
  • Payment of Fees

Previous graduates of the Passmore Animal Chaplain Program will receive full credit for their verifiable completed training upon receipt of a completed student enrollment application.
Fee structure is $75. per semester unit.

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Section A

Passmore Animal Chaplain Program (18 semester units)


The semester units in the Passmore Animal Chaplain Program create additional depth and dimension for the Humane Religious Studies degree program. The student will gain the practical experience necessary to be successful in the field coupled with the experiential experience that will add full and rich dimension to their work.

Section B

Practical Spirituality (24 semester units)


Courses cover topics such as advanced studies in spiritual principles as it relates to all life, affirmative prayer, meditation and additional modalities which focus on mindfully applying spiritual principles to animals with whom we share our planet.

Section C

Humane Religious Studies (36 semester units)


Humane Religious Study courses are designed to raise awareness about animals from a moral, ethical or spiritual perspectives, and practices that acknowledge those viewpoints. Included will be world faith views on animals, early leaders in the field and will cover our spiritual relationship with animals, specifically, our relationship with them from ethical and moral perspectives.

Section D

Knowledge Courses (24 semester units)


This section could include courses of study already completed by the student at a secular or private college. Knowledge courses generally include courses that provide information about specific animal-centric and other concepts, religion, philosophical ideology or biography. Includes courses of study developed using themes of published books focusing on related beliefs.

Section E

Self-Actualization Classes (14 semester units)


This section could include courses already completed by the student at secular or private colleges. Courses which enhance the individual’s inner understanding and development with regard to animals are emphasized. Subjects include animal communication, meditation, higher consciousness, service, ministry, leadership and other related subjects.

Section F

Project/Professional Paper (4 semester units)


The professional paper must consist of 25 to 50 pages whose theme focuses Humane Religious Studies from the perspective of faith; guidelines will be sent to the student. Applicable unit fees must be submitted with the final paper or project for review and evaluation. Prior approval of the paper or project is required; final to be placed in the student’s file.

Section G

Written and Oral Examinations


Study guide available upon request at the appropriate time. Exam fee is $100.