Become a Cryptozoology Major

We are often asked if there are any schools that offer degrees in cryptozoology, or are there any cryptozoology classes available anywhere?  Well, here is one school that offers a certificate if you complete their cryptozoology class.  Take a look below.  Included is a short video and course description.

Cryptozoology is one of the newest life sciences, and certainly one of the most thrilling. It is the study and pursuit of those animals which fall into one of three categories: 1) animals which have yet to be discovered and scientifically classified, 2) animals which are known, but thought to be extinct and 3) animals which are misidentified.

Earn a certificate upon successful completion (additional shipping/handling charges apply for hard copy delivery). UniversalClass™ offers many wonderful learning tools to help you get the most out of your online course, including an online portfolio service that manages all your course completions, and a Certificate Verification Service you can use so others may view and verify the authenticity of your awards.

Course Description

Become a Cryptozoology Major featured story caught on video bigfoot video
Become a Cryptozoology Major featured story caught on video bigfoot video

Become a Cryptozoology Major featured story caught on video bigfoot video The field of cryptozoology is considered a true science by some and by others it ranks somewhere in between UFOlogy and paranormal research. Our goal with this course is to provide students with the most accurate and factual information available, presenting it in an unbiased format so that students can decide for themselves if each cryptid (a creature of cryptozoology) is real, a myth, a hoax or a misidentified animal.

The course begins by introducing students to cryptozoology and examining the true definition of this interesting field of research. While many who are unfamiliar with the field may dismiss it as “ridiculous”, there is a scientific basis for its merit, including the discovery and capture of animals that were once thought only to be of myth and legend, like the platypus, for instance.

Section two of the course focuses on the most popular cryptid of all time: Bigfoot. This huge, hair-covered creature has mystified mankind for centuries. Students will be able to read intriguing stories of sightings, see still photographs of evidence and read what experts have to say about Bigfoot’s identity.

The third part of this course focuses on other famous cryptids, including the Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabras, Mokele-Mbembe or “living dinosaurs”, and Thunderbird. Each has its own cult-like following of believers intent on proving that their beloved creature does indeed exist.

The last part of the course deals with cryptids that are specific to one area but whose stories have been sensationalized all across the nation. Whether it’s the catchy name, like “Dover Demon” or the twilight zone-like stories, these cryptids are known worldwide and most locals are proud to live in their made-famous-by-a-cryptid town.

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: What is Cryptozoology?

In this section, you will learn about cryptozoology, cryptids and the basis for their study. This will include learning about some of the many zoologically-recognized animals that were once cryptids.

Lesson 2: The Foundations of Cryptozoology

Given past findings, cryptozoologists believe that the search for cryptids is not only meaningful, but is one of the most fruitful paths toward zoological discovery.

Lesson 3: Famous Cryptozoologists

Here is a condensed list of some of most highly-regarded and dedicated researchers in cryptozoology.

Lesson 4: Existing Species That Were Once Cryptids

Here is a list of animals now classified in zoology that were once thought to be just myths and legends.

Lesson 5: Living Species Previously Thought to be Extinct

Here is a partial list of animals that prove that there may indeed be many more animals waiting to be brought out of “extinction”.

Lesson 6: What Keeps Unnamed Species Hidden?

Many species may go unnoticed due to their environment and their biological makeup.

Lesson 7: Understanding Bigfoot

In this section, you will learn about the origin of Bigfoot and hear the stories that began the sensationalism that surrounds this creature today. The amount of sightings and evidence is massive, however, for this course we chose to focus on the informati

Lesson 8: Bigfoot Evidence

While no researcher has produced any skeletal remains of Bigfoot, there has been an incredible amount of evidence collected that points to the existence of Bigfoot.

Lesson 9: Sightings: Tales or Truths?

The following lesson is a list of the most famous of Bigfoot sightings.

Lesson 10: Loch Ness Monster and Other Sea Serpents

This section focuses on some of the most interesting, and equally mysterious, cryptids. For each creature, you’ll find information on its origin, as well as theories, sightings and evidence to help prove or disprove its existence.

Lesson 11: Chupacabras

This lesson discusses blood-sucking creatures and the notorious Chupacabra.

Lesson 12: Mokele-Mbembe

While these creatures are thought to spend most of their time underwater, they have been reportedly seen lifting their heads and necks up, crossing swamps and even tramping through the rainforests.

Lesson 13: Thunderbird

While there have been sightings of huge birds in various countries throughout the world, Thunderbirds are native to the United States.

Lesson 14: Mothman

While it seems almost every region across the world has its own “local legend”, this section focuses on those that have the biggest following and who have received the most amount of media attention. One thing is for sure, each makes for an interesting re

Lesson 15: Jersey Devil

The Jersey Devil is most often described as having the head of a horse, a long neck, skinny legs with hooves, and large bat-like wings.

Lesson 16: Dover Demon

Three teenagers in Dover, Massachusetts claimed to each have a separate encounter with a creature that would later be dubbed the Dover Demon.

Lesson 17: Cryptozoology Websites

Additional Resources: Websites

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26 Comments on “Become a Cryptozoology Major”

  • tim22ism wrote on 19 February, 2010, 20:20

    always help never hurt donate your organs when you die!!!

  • SamuraiPie8111 wrote on 19 February, 2010, 20:31

    @Ikickhardcoreass yeah but in mexico it is a reptilian humanoid, not a dog

  • thedeviltroy wrote on 19 February, 2010, 21:16

    i saw that special and they determined it was a wild dog with a disease

  • kitkatsweetie15 wrote on 19 February, 2010, 21:29

    o o

  • JordynS1000 wrote on 19 February, 2010, 21:44


  • whycantibefree wrote on 19 February, 2010, 22:25

    chupacabra is def real they proved it on the tv show monster hunters on the discovery channel. they had a dead specimen and plenty of pictures of another specimen also. the thing look crazy

  • Peppermint77a7 wrote on 19 February, 2010, 22:52

    i think its true

  • WolfSpartan1 wrote on 19 February, 2010, 23:11

    Lost tapes is a sucky show, watch destination truth. It has more facts, and is a little funny.

  • ilovehaters11 wrote on 19 February, 2010, 23:15

    you’re joking,

  • vmcdanielcomm101 wrote on 19 February, 2010, 23:16


  • OrderoftheWhiteHand wrote on 19 February, 2010, 23:24

    what song is this?

  • puremana22 wrote on 19 February, 2010, 23:28

    @brbn93 so then if we can tame one of them……WE WILL HAVE A CHUCK NORRIS PET!!!!!!

  • romelblah wrote on 19 February, 2010, 23:53

    I wish i could do this as a career

  • SuperKittycatlover wrote on 20 February, 2010, 0:09

    you want cryptids then watch lost tapes on animal planet

  • brbn93 wrote on 20 February, 2010, 0:37

    i bet it’s just an unshaven/pissoff chuck norris

  • Ikickhardcoreass wrote on 20 February, 2010, 1:17

    the chupacabra does exist we have so much dam evidence even vidoes aswell as dead specimens. people think its some alien shit because the chupacabra which is a stealthy creature lives in the places where crash sites of aliens are. so its thought to be some alien. it looks like a dog hybrid and some wolf. every time its the same animal that kills the sheep yet people go about searching for something else.

  • monsterologist wrote on 20 February, 2010, 1:29

    we have strong evidence to help prove bigfoot is real , just that some bozoez think it is funny to fruad bigfoot whitch makes the real evidence look bad.

  • monstaquest wrote on 20 February, 2010, 1:54

    Hairs have been found that do not match any known animals, footprints and hand prints as well as at least one body print have been found and casts made of them. Some of the casts actually have dermal ridges on them. These things ARE physical evidence. This kind of evidence is presented in many criminal trials.

    Do you perhaps mean a body? That would be physical remains, not physical evidence.

  • ImperatorDerGalaxis wrote on 20 February, 2010, 2:03

    I think that it’s a real creature.

  • CryptidJordan wrote on 20 February, 2010, 2:17

    Evidence is always found by cryptozoologists, but scientists don’t even bother looking at it because they think it’s all BS, which is unscientific to simply ignore it.

  • jehophus wrote on 20 February, 2010, 2:33

    Actual scientists discover new species all the time. Cryptozoologists chase legends and never come up with acutal physical evidence.

  • middleground00783 wrote on 20 February, 2010, 3:22

    why are you skeptics posting here get a life
    there will always be unknown terrestrial, avian and aquatic species it makes perfect sense to develop a form of study that helps science in the initial confirmation and documentation of new species.

  • IntelligentDASEINer wrote on 20 February, 2010, 3:36

    does anyone have any clue what song is playing in the vid?

  • clnmyjts wrote on 20 February, 2010, 3:48

    crazy stuff that hit home in my family.
    My step grand father claimed to have seen one in southern Missouri back in the early 60`s..

  • Sollenus wrote on 20 February, 2010, 4:20

    Zoology-The study of animals

    the study of hidden animals

  • TG Powell wrote on 26 June, 2010, 7:56

    I can’t believe people are so STUPID. We have been killing these freaks of nature in Illinois for well over 30 years that I know of. Every single one has been identified as mange infested coons, fox, dogs, and wolves or hybrids of the same, through DNA testing, yet people think they are something they are not. Get a grip and stop professing these animals as Chupacabra…..they are NOT.

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