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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

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

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

Kent State University
Biological Sciences Degree in Zoology
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

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 Integrative Biology
Michigan State University, 203 Natural Sciences Building
East Lansing, MI 48823
Courses in zoo and aquarium management; education, and media science; flexible programs providing specialization in captive animal biology and welfare behavior. Bachelor's Degree in Zoology

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.

Otterbein University
Zoo and Conservation Science
1 South Grove Street,
Westerville, OH 43081

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.

UC Davies
Animal Science, Animal Science & Management, and Agricultural & Environmental Education
2251 Meyer Hall
UC Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Unity College
Captive Wildlife Care and Education
90 Quaker Hill Road
Unity, Maine 04988

University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine

Gainesville, FL 32611
(904) 392-1791
Program relating to the health of captive wild animals

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

University of Idaho
College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Science
Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 885-7323
Fish and wildlife courses with some orientation toward zookeeping

West Liberty University
Zoo Sciences Program
208 University Drive
West Liberty, WV 26074

Western Illinois University
Zoo and Aquarium Studies
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455