Have a heart for animals? Eastern Kentucky University’s Animal Studies program might be the path for you. The only program of its kind in the world, this degree will prepare you for an exciting career studying and interacting with animals. Learn from award-winning faculty and get hands-on experience through research and co-ops.

Degree Concentration

Animal Studies


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Veterinary technician
  • Animal trainer
  • Researcher
  • Zookeeper

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • U.S. Equestrian Federation
  • Primate Rescue Center
  • Animal Rescue League
  • MediVet Biologics
  • IncrediPet
  • Woodford Humane Society
  • Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
  • Zoos
  • Pet hospitals

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the EKU Animal Studies program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:


The EKU Animal Studies Program