Many colleges in the United States and the United Kingdom provide schooling for future zoologists. Simply loving animals will not guarantee that you can break into this popular field. Good grades and scholarships or tuition are also involved.

Here are some United States universities that offer zoology degrees:

  • Harvard University – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Yale University (YU) – New Haven, Connecticut
  • Princeton University – Princeton, New Jersey
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Columbia University in the City of New York (CU) – New York, New York
  • Stanford University (SU) – Stanford, California
  • Brigham Young University – Provo, Utah
  • University of Chicago (UC) – Chicago, Illinois
  • California Institute of Technology – Pasadena, California
  • Northwestern University (NU) – Evanston, Illinois
  • Pomona College – Claremont, California
  • Duke University (DU) – Durham, North Carolina

Here are some of the best zoology universities in the UK, and the degrees they offer:

  • Glyndwr University – Animal Studies BSc (Hons)
  • Nottingham Trent University – Animal Biology BSc (Hons)
  • Writtle College – BSc (Hons) Animal Science – Companion and Zoo Animals
  • Bangor University – Zoology BSc (Hons)
  • University of Aberdeen – Zoology BSc (Hons)
  • University of Southampton – Zoology BSc (Hons)
  • University of Salford – Zoology BSc (Hons)
  • University of Reading – Animal Science BSc (Hons)

Zoology Degrees Don’t Come Cheaply

The costs for zoology degrees vary from one school to the next, and from one country to the next, as well. Some colleges are much more affordable than others are, and some scholarships are available for worthy students who could not otherwise afford to attend these universities.

The average cost for a bachelor’s program in Animal Biology/Zoology in the United States is $35,532 for out of state students. This tops out at a whopping $134,128 for four-year degree programs.

One of the most affordable zoology programs is at Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. The out of state residents’ annual total cost is $12,882.

Zoology in the UK costs

  • At the University of Lincoln, a 2-year full zoology degree is £4211 per year (UK/EU)
  • Animal Behavior (Research) at Manchester Metropolitan University has a 2-5 year part time degree for a total cost of £3600 overall cost (UK/EU). They also offer a full-time 1-year degree for £3960 per year (UK/EU)
  • The University of Glasgow offers a degree in Evolutionary Biology and Systematics. A one year full time degree is £5350 per year (UK/EU)
  • The University of Liverpool has a program in Obesity and Endocrinology (Veterinary). It runs for 60 months for full-time students. The cost per year is £3996 (UK/EU)
  • Plymouth University offers a Zoo Conservation Biology degree, available in a two-year, part time program for £430 per credit module (UK/EU). They also offer a one year full-time program for £7690 per year (UK/EU)
  • University of Roehampton has a Zoo Conservation Biology Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conservation degree. For one year full-time students, the cost is £5200 per year (UK/EU)
  • The University of Lincoln offers a Zoology degree taken for one year on a full-time basis, for £4211 per year (UK/EU)

These in no way represent all the offerings of the US or the UK, but they should give you a good idea of the costs involved, and where some of the best schools are located.

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