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
Animal Learning
and Animal Learning Lab
Zoo Animal Husbandry
Animal Welfare
Conservation Education
Animal Enrichment
Zoo Exhibitry
Observational Research Methods
Internship 1 (Zoo/Aquarium based)
Internship 2 (Zoo/Aquarium based)
Independent Research (Zoo/Aquarium based) 1
Animal Nutrition
Field Excursion: Connections between Museum and Zoo Exhibitry Practices
Total Credits18

ABEC 495 may be used for the minor with permission of program director.

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.