In the past, animal rights activists have used the term “animal science degree” to describe their work in order to argue that animal rights are more complicated than a simple “science degree.”
Now, a new paper from the University of Cambridge in England suggests that the phrase could be forgivable because it’s an easy way to get a degree that can help save animals.
According to the researchers, the study shows that “animal scientists” in the UK who earn their “associations degree” are more likely to be able to make an impact in their field of study than those who don’t.
“This means that while a ‘science degree’ may not necessarily help animals in the long run, it could be useful for those who want to pursue an advanced degree in the field,” the researchers write.
The research was led by Professor Sarah Williams, a professor of psychology at the University College London and the co-author of a 2016 paper in the journal Psychological Science that looked at how a “science” degree might help an animal rights activist.
In that paper, Williams said that animal scientists who earned their “science degrees” were more likely than others to pursue a career in animal welfare, which could include “animal advocacy, wildlife conservation, wildlife medicine, or any number of different professions where animals are at risk.”
The researchers say that because animal activists are likely to want to work in areas where animals might suffer from suffering, they’re more likely “to pursue a degree in a field that can lead to a better life for animals.”
This could include working in the fields of zoology, entomology, or botany.
So if you want to learn more about what a “scientism” degree actually is and what its implications for animal rights activism, you can head over to the University Of Cambridge’s website to find out more about it.