Zoo Biology

Zoo Biology Minor

The Zoo Biology minor is designed for students who want training relevant to careers associated with captive exotic animals. This minor is open to any student from any major.

Required Course
ABEC 251Zoo Animal Management3
Additional Courses
Select 15 credits from the following:15
ABEC 150
Animal Nutrition
ABEC 220
Animal Learning
and Animal Learning Lab
ABEC 250
Zoo Animal Husbandry
ABEC 332
Animal Welfare
ABEC 335
Conservation Education
ABEC 339
Animal Enrichment
ABEC 351
Zoo Exhibitry
ABEC 360
Observational Research Methods
ABEC 491
Internship 1 (Zoo/Aquarium based)
ABEC 492
Internship 2 (Zoo/Aquarium based)
FAH 273
Field Excursion: Connections between Museum and Zoo Exhibitry Practices
Total Credits18

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.