Why Eckerd?

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So many choices!

Eckerd College is in a perfect location to study animals. There are so many animal facilities in and around Tampa Bay who welcome Eckerd College student volunteers.

A few of the local facilities

Relevant Coursework offered in the Psychology Department at Eckerd College

  • Comparative Psychology (PS 212)
  • Internship in Psychology (PS 344)
  • Advanced Research in Comparative Psychology (PS 428)
  • The Role of the Modern Zoo (BE 320E)
  • Human-Animal Studies (WT)
  • Independent Study in Animal Research
Human-Animal Studies at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Photo Credit: Erik Rohrkaste '16

Dog Cognition Lab

Eckerd students presenting their research at the International Conference for Comparative Cognition

You don't even have to leave campus to get involved with animal research.  We have a dog cognition lab right on campus.

Eckerd student feeding a giraffe at Busch Gardens as part of Human-Animal Studies