Zoology Degree at San Jose State University

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Zoology Degree

The zoology degree program at San Jose State University helps students seeking a future in animal care and focuses on the scientific study of the biology of animal species and phyla. Students who graduate the zoology degree program will have knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and behavior of various species of animals, including their molecular and cellular structure. Courses focus on molecular and cell biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, ecology and behavior, evolutionary biology, and applications to specific species and phyla. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer zoology degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Zoology program at San Jose State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 670
    • Average Hourly Rate: $83.22
    • Average Annual Salary: $173100

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Description

Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, zoologists and wildlife biologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.0% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Zoology Programs in California

Zoology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of California - Davis

Davis, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 56 students completed this program

Programs

  • Zoology (B,M,D)
  • Entomology (B,M,D)
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology (B,M,D)

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

  • Zoology (B)

Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • Zoology (B)

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Zoology (A)

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Pomona, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Zoology (B)

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