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Zoology at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Zoology at University of California - Santa Barbara

Every zoology school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the zoology program at University of California - Santa Barbara stacks up to those at other schools.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 students received a bachelor's degree in zoology from UCSB.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Zoology section at the bottom of this page.

UCSB Zoology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology

UCSB Zoology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the zoology progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

Of the schools analyzed in this analysis, the zoology program at UCSB was ranked #22 for overall quality. It is also ranked as the #1 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Zoology 22
Best Zoology Colleges for Veterans 30
Best Value Colleges for Zoology 31
Most Popular Colleges for Zoology 38
Most Focused Colleges for Zoology 62

Earnings of UCSB Zoology Graduates

The median salary of zoology students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $20,200. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $22,500 for all zoology students.


Zoology Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the zoology majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Zoology Bachelor’s Program

52% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 23 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Zoology from UCSB in 2018-2019, 48% were men and 52% were women. The typical zoology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 15% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Zoology Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 39% more racial-ethnic minorities in its zoology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in zoology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Zoology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 7
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Careers That Zoology Grads May Go Into

A degree in zoology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Biological Scientists 11,010 $91,340
Natural Sciences Managers 7,870 $168,790
Biological Science Professors 4,360 $128,370
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 2,240 $75,840


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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