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School and University Programs

Zoological Career Programs

In addition to the programs listed below, check with your school guidance counselor regarding other schools and programs.

Colby Community College
Veterinary Technology Program
Veterinary Technician Program

1255 South Range
Colby, KS 67701
(785) 462-3984
https://www.colbycc.edu/

Colorado Mountain College
Veterinary Technology Program
Veterinary Technician Program

Spring Valley Campus
3000 Co. Road 114
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(303) 945-7481
https://coloradomtn.edu/

Community College of Baltimore
2901 Liberty Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
Associate of Science degree in Science Technology, with emphasis on aquariology and zookeeping
http://www.ccbcmd.edu/

Cornell University
Laboratory of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithica, NY 14853
Bird biology; correspondence course seminars in ornithology
https://www.cornell.edu/

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
https://www.friends.edu/

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
https://www.harcum.edu/

Kent State University
Biological Sciences Degree in Zoology
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
https://www.kent.edu/

Los Angeles Pierce College
Animal Health Technology Program
Animal Health Technician Program

6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hissl, CA 91371
(818) 347-0551
http://www.piercecollege.edu/

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
https://msu.edu/

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.
https://www.moorparkcollege.edu/

Otterbein University
Zoo and Conservation Science
1 South Grove Street,
Westerville, OH 43081
http://www.otterbein.edu/

Quinnipiac College Laboratory
Animal Technology Program
Animal Technician Program

Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 228-5251
http://www.qu.edu/

San Diego Mesa College
Animal Health Technology Program
Animal Health Technician Program

7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
(619) 560-2832
http://www.sdmesa.edu/

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.
https://www.sfcc.edu/

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.
https://sunyjefferson.edu/academics/programs/zoo-technology-aas.php

UC Davies
Animal Science, Animal Science & Management, and Agricultural & Environmental Education
2251 Meyer Hall
UC Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
https://www.ucdavis.edu/

Unity College
Captive Wildlife Care and Education
90 Quaker Hill Road
Unity, Maine 04988
https://www.unity.edu/

University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine

Gainesville, FL 32611
(904) 392-1791
Program relating to the health of captive wild animals
https://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/

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
https://clas.wayne.edu/

University of Idaho
College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Science
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Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 885-7323
Fish and wildlife courses with some orientation toward zookeeping
https://www.uidaho.edu/

West Liberty University
Zoo Sciences Program
208 University Drive
West Liberty, WV 26074
https://westliberty.edu/

Western Illinois University
Zoo and Aquarium Studies
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
http://www.wiu.edu/