The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Zoology educates students broadly in the biology of animals. Students acquire a knowledge of zoology from the organizational level of molecules and cells to the organizational level of ecosystems. After completing the core courses, students in Zoology are provided with great flexibility in the selection of upper level courses — you can choose to specialize or remain generalized, according to your individual interests and career goals. The B.S. in Zoology differs from the B.S. in Biological Sciences primarily in its emphasis on animals, including a course requirement in animal anatomy and physiology and a course requirement in animal phylogeny.
The undergraduate minor in Zoology is intended to enhance the programs of students whose major fields are outside the biological sciences and who are interested in obtaining a solid foundation in zoological concepts, including diversity in the animal kingdom, morphology, physiology, evolution, behavior, and ecology. It is open to all baccalaureate students except those majoring in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences (any concentration), Environmental Science (Ecology concentration), Fisheries and Wildlife, Microbiology, Plant Biology, and Zoology. Laboratory experiences are an integral part of the minor.