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Top Zoology

kinglinkinglin Posts: 2,296Registered User Senior Member
Any idea what the top zoology programs are?
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  • warblersrulewarblersrule Posts: 8,576Super Moderator Senior Member
    On the undergrad level, this question is irrelevant. On the graduate level, you are specializing in a certain taxonomic group or area (embryology, physiology etc.), so this question is somewhat vague.

    The current trend is away from zoology programs. :( Most have been cut or merged into biology programs. Your best bet would probably be to find a strong ecology program in your area of interest. There are a few strong zoology grad programs remaining- Michigan State, Cornell, U Hawaii, NC State, Miami U, TAMU, Oregon State, U Oklahoma, U Florida, U Maine, UNH, Wisconsin, Washington, and U British Columbia are a few I know of. Many marine science programs offer invertebrate zoology, so check those if that's your interest.

    I suggest you read this thread.
  • barronsbarrons Posts: 23,591Registered User Senior Member
    With about 20 FT faculty and its own building the Wisconsin Zoology program is alive and well--and popular.
  • SSobickSSobick Posts: 2,331Registered User Senior Member
    I do know that UF has a very good Zoology program.
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Posts: 6,361Registered User Senior Member
    Gourman Report ranking for undergrad zoology

    U Wisconsin Madison
    U Washington
    U Texas Austin
    Cornell
    U Georgia
    UC Davis
    Michigan State
    U Florida
    Ohio State
    Washington State
    Arizona State
    Iowa State
    Oregon State
    Colorado State
    North Carolina State
    Louisiana State
    SUNY Coll Environmental Sci and Forestry
    Texas A&M
    U Maryland College Park
  • warblersrulewarblersrule Posts: 8,576Super Moderator Senior Member
    ^
    U Washington, UT Austin, Cornell, U Georgia, UC Davis, Arizona State, Iowa State, LSU, SUNY-ESF, and UMD do not offer undergrad zoology degrees. Some of these lack zoology departments altogether. :eek:
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Posts: 6,361Registered User Senior Member
    The Gourman Report lists the top schools in each field under one heading (zoology) but also lists the alternative names for the majors at the bottom of each page. So, under "zoology" there might be programs called animal biology, animal science, wildlife biology, and so on. Cornell has "animal science", for example. I think SUNY ESF has "wildlife science".
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Posts: 6,361Registered User Senior Member
    Gourman Report ranking for animal science.

    Cornell University.
    University of California Davis.
    Texas A&M University College Station.
    Iowa State University.
    Purdue University West Lafayette.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    University of Minnesota.
    University of Wisconsin Madison.
    Kansas State University.
    Colorado State University.
    Ohio State University, Columbus.
    University of Missouri Columbia.
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
    Louisiana State University Baton Rouge.
    University of Florida.
    University of Wyoming.
    University of Nebraska Lincoln.
    University of Maryland College Park.
    Oklahoma State University.
    University of Georgia.
    Clemson University.
    Oregon State University.
    North Carolina State University.
    University of Delaware.
    Virginia Tech.
    University of Massachusetts Amherst.
    University of Connecticut.
    West Virginia University.
    Washington State University.
    Utah State University.
    North Dakota State University.
    Texas Tech University.
    University of Hawaii Manoa.
    University of Tennessee Knoxville.
    Mississippi State University.
  • Nightmarerec0nNightmarerec0n Posts: 456Registered User Member
    Merton College at Oxford if you can afford it.
  • LakeWashingtonLakeWashington Posts: 6,495Registered User Senior Member
    Zoology Major;

    U of New Hampshire
    U of Georgia
    N. Carolina State University
    Michigan State University
    SUNY Oswego

    And as was stated in other threads, schools that no longer offer an undergraduate Zoology major provide the same the curriculum in 'Biology' or 'Biological Sciences.'
  • animalfreakanimalfreak Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    hey, i honestly believe that the best school for zoology would have to be Santa Fe College (sfcollege.edu) they have there own zoo and its a very intense program and they take it very seriously! its in Gainesville, FL totally worth checking out!
  • animalfreakanimalfreak Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    p.s. it was a community college but they converted to a college and University of Florida does have a pretty good program but Santa Fe is much better! by far!!! but UF is really good for the herp. feild
  • pierre0913pierre0913 Posts: 7,562Registered User Senior Member
    We have a great animal and veterinary science program at Clemson
  • hippo2718hippo2718 Posts: 207Registered User Junior Member
    p.s. it was a community college but they converted to a college and University of Florida does have a pretty good program but Santa Fe is much better! by far!!!
    Although I'm sure Santa Fe appreciates the endorsement, a quick glimpse at its website shows that this is an absurd claim. First off, it doesn't have a zoology program. It offers a zoo animal technology program, which is essentially a very small, modified animal science program.

    It also has a biology program with a mere 9 members on staff, some of whom don't have a PhD or are still earning one. Every faculty member with a PhD got it at UF.

    Furthermore, it is still essentially a community college. The only programs that lead to a bachelor's degree are health science management and clinical laboratory technology. The other programs lead only to a AA degree.


    The same goes for Clemson. It was already mentioned in post #8, and this thread is nearly 3.5 years old. Kinglin is in his/her senior year of college.
  • Horsejumper16Horsejumper16 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    hey i have had the dream of working in the nursery at the zoo for years no i did some research at school and found out that you need a degree in biogloy, animal science or a related field!! i was just wondering what are the best school do to specifically what i want to do?
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