School & University Programs

Zoo Careers

School & University Programs

Zoological Career Programs

  1. In addition to the programs listed below, check with your school guidance counselor regarding other schools and programs.
    • Brigham Young University
      Animal Health Technology Program
      Provo, UT 84602
      (801) 378-4294
      Animal Health Technician, also a Bachelor's of Animal Science
    • Colby Community College
      Veterinary Technology Program
      Veterinary Technician Program

      1255 South Range
      Colby, KS 67701
      (785) 462-3984
    • Colorado Mountain College
      Veterinary Technology Program
      Veterinary Technician Program

      Spring Valley Campus
      3000 Co. Road 114
      Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
      (303) 945-7481
    • Community College of Baltimore
      2901 Liberty Heights Ave.
      Baltimore, MD 21215
      Associate of Science degree in Science Technology, with emphasis on aquariology and zookeeping
    • Cornell University
      Laboratory of Ornithology
      159 Sapsucker Woods Road
      Ithica, NY 14853
      Bird biology; correspondence course seminars in ornithology
    • Emporia State University
      Emporia State University
      Office of Admissions
      1200 Commercial, Box 4034
      Emporia, KS 66801
      Web: www.emporia.edu
      E-mail: go2esu@emporia.edu
      Toll Free Number: 877-468-6378
      Programs in environmental biology and zoology emphasizing handling, care, and feeding; intern opportunities at Emporia and Sedgwick County Zoos
    • Friends University of Wichita
      Sedgwick County Zoo
      Zoo Studies Programs

      Friends University
      Wichita, KS 67213
      (316) 295-5100 or (800) 577-2233
      B.S. and M.S. programs with emphasis in Zoo Science, Zoo Management, and Zoo Education; requires 360 hours of practical experience at Sedgwick County Zoo
    • Harcum Junior College
      Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
      (215) 525-4100 ext. 253
      Harcum Junior College Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 (215) 525-4100 ext. 253 Animal Health Technology; Laboratory Animal Science; Animal Center Management with a practicum at area zoos and wildlife facilities
    • Houston Community College System
      22 Waugh Drive
      Houston, TX 77007
      Animal Health Management; Pet & Laboratory Animal Management; Ranch and Exotic Animal Management
    • Los Angeles Pierce College
      Animal Health Technology Program
      Animal Health Technician Program

      6201 Winnetka Ave.
      Woodland Hissl, CA 91371
      (818) 347-0551
    • Michigan State University
      Department of Fisheries & Wildlife
      Michigan State University Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Natural Resources Building
      East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
      Courses in zookeeping and aquarium management; flexible programs to allow specialization in captive animal management
    • Moorpark College
      Exotic Animal Training and Management

      7075 Campus Road
      Moorpark, CA 93021
      Two-and-a-half year program including hands-on experience with campus animal compound earns an Associate of Science degree in Exotic Animal Training and Management.
    • New Orleans local universities through:
      Research Coordinator
      Audubon Park Zoological Gardens
      P.O. Box 4327
      New Orleans, LA 70178
      Zoo research courses in anthropology, biology, and psychology
    • Quinnipiac College Laboratory
      Animal Technology Program
      Animal Technician Program

      Mt. Carmel Avenue
      Hamden, CT 06518
      (203) 228-5251
    • San Diego Mesa College
      Animal Health Technology Program
      Animal Health Technician Program

      7250 Mesa College Drive
      San Diego, CA 92111
      (619) 560-2832
    • Santa Fe Community College
      Box 1530
      3000 N.W. 83rd Street
      Gainesville, FL 32611
      A 74-hour program is available to train students in the vocation of Zookeeper, Park Naturalist, Animal Technician, and other husbandry fields; also a four-year program is available in cooperation with State University of New York at Oswego.
    • SUNY Jefferson Animal Management Program
      1220 Coffeen Street
      Watertown, NY 13601
      (315) 786-2200
      A 2-year Associates of Applied Science degree that combines biology & zoo theory with hands-on zoo keeping experience at Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo (AZA), the New York State Zoo, and other zoos of upstate NY and southern Ontario, Canada.
    • University of Florida
      College of Veterinary Medicine

      Gainesville, FL 32611
      (904) 392-1791
      Program relating to the health of captive wild animals
    • University of Idaho
      College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences

      Moscow, ID 83843
      (208) 885-7323
      Fish and wildlife courses with some orientation toward zookeeping
    • Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts
      Department of Biological Sciences
      Detroit, MI 48202
      (313) 577-2899
      Zoo Management Program; directed study courses at the Detroit Zoo