Zoology Colleges

Zoology Background

Have you been researching zoology colleges?  Zoology is synonymous with Animal Biology.  Zoology colleges offer programs that focus on the scientific study of animal species.  Specifically, zoologists spend time understanding an animal’s molecular and cellular systems, anatomy, physiology, and behavior.  They study animals with and without backbones, from worms and insects to fish and mammals.

Exploring Zoology Colleges

If you are exploring various zoology colleges as a potential option after high school, be sure to evaluate whether or not your interests match the focus areas and opportunities at the zoology colleges that you might apply to.  There are many “sub-categories” that you should be aware of when exploring zoology colleges.  Some zoology colleges may focus on a particular animal or particular type of animal environment.

It is important that you take the time to thoroughly evaluate several zoology colleges by researching the degrees and programs offered, as well as any additional academic opportunities that may be available.  Your goal is to seek zoology colleges that provide the best opportunity for you to learn about which subjects interests you and allows you to get hands-on experience.

Once you gather a list of zoology colleges, be sure to visit them in person.  Campus tours are one of the best ways to determine if a school will be a good fit for you.

List of 20 Zoology Colleges

Below is a list of zoology colleges (or colleges offering a major in zoology or animal biology):

1. Ohio Wesleyan University

2. Miami University – Oxford

3. Delaware Valley College

4. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

5. Idaho State University

6. North Dakota State University – Main Campus

7. University of Rhode Island

8. SUNY College at Oswego

9. Western New Mexico University

10. Weber State University

11. University of Wisconsin-Madison

12. Michigan State University

13. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

14. Andrews University

15. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

16. Ohio University – Main Campus

17. Humboldt State University

18. Auburn University – Main Campus

19. Colorado State University

20. Tarleton State University

Students at Zoology Colleges…

Students at zoology colleges typically spend a lot of time in lectures and labs.  They collect samples out in the field (outside the classroom, like invertebrates), take a lot of science and math courses – chemistry, physics, biology, and advanced calculus, dissect animals, complete independent research projects, help professors with research projects, and publish research papers in scientific journals.

Does this sound like something that you would like to do?  If so, then you should definitely continue to research zoology colleges.

Zoology Colleges – Careers Post Graduation

Students who graduate from zoology colleges commonly enter the following types of careers: Biological Science Teachers, Biologists, Natural Science Managers, and Wildlife Biologists/Zoologists.

The average salary for students who graduate from zoology colleges is between $58,000 to $123,000.  Keep in mind…these are just averages.  You should perform your own research before deciding on a particular career path.

I hope this information on zoology colleges was useful.  If you take your time, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect college for you.

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