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Old 07-18-04, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question School of herpetology ???

Hi everyone !! I would like to know if there is a school where you can study herpetology in canada ??? If yes, where ? Thank you guys !
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Old 07-18-04, 11:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i believe that guelph offers a program like that and a school in alberta but this when i checked 2 years ago.
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Guelph just offers a course of herpetology...! So you'd only get 1 credit.. or even 0.5 of a credit if it's half year. There's no actual program or anything, unfortunately! (At Guelph or in Ontario, anyway... I never looked in to schools outside of Ontario!!) ... Haha, or you could go to Murdoch University in Western Australia I think. But I'm guessing that'd get a little too pricey.. hmm..

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Trent University in Peterborough offers one as well..
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yeah from i've heard, there's no such thing as a herpetology degree. it's considered too specific to be a degree in itself. you can specialize in herpetology, but thats about it. its not just ontario, i think it's like that all over north america. a lot of places offer a course or two in a zoology degree but nothing else.
so the best way to go about becoming a herpetologist is to go to Toronto University and take Zoology and major in herpetology, they're supposed to have one of the best programs around, plus the co-op is at the Toronto Zoo.
I've looked into this all before, but it takes top notch grades to get into this course, hence why I didn't go...

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