In partnership with the Alexandria Zoo, LSUA offers one of the only programs in the south where students can gain real-world, on-site zoo animal experience in an AZA-accredited zoo setting. The Zoo Sciences concentration provides the expertise necessary for a rewarding career with a zoo, aquarium, nature preserve, or in captive animal care and management programs. Students will learn fundamental zoo-keeping techniques and management strategies, including husbandry, handling techniques, animal behavior and training, nutrition, disease, and zoo exhibit design.
With a broad range of electives, the program allows students to explore specialty areas such as animal behavior, botanical diversity, insect biology, zoo education, or herpetology. This undergraduate program equips students with a strong understanding of conservation and preservation so they may enter a successful career in zoo sciences.