Have a question about Zoology or want more information? Let us know.
Zoology is the study of animals: their anatomy, physiology, evolution and ecology. The major is appropriate for those desiring a degree in the natural sciences and whose main interest is in animals. Zoology is often chosen as a major by pre-professional students (pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dent, etc.).
Call for the following:
• Exploring and/or declaring a major
• Degree Planning/Progress Checks
• Applying to graduate
• Preparing for graduate or professional school
• Other academic advising matters
388 Aronoff Laboratory
318 W. 12th Ave
Zoology is the study of animals, from the simplest sponges to the most advanced arthropods, mollusks, and vertebrates. The zoology major is housed in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, which offers courses in the major animal groups (e.g., invertebrates, fish, birds, and mammals), as well as courses in evolution, ecology, aquatic biology, conservation, behavior and physiology.
Completion of the zoology major will provide the proper underlying preparation for post-graduate education (e.g., veterinary medicine, medicine, dentistry, optometry, or graduate school), as well as for entry-level jobs across a range of animal-related occupations.
Comparative study of animal behaviors, and analysis of their adaptive value, physiological mechanisms, development, and evolution, within their ecological and social context. Also available summer session at Stone Lab.
Mammals of the world, their natural history, distribution, taxonomy, and major anatomical and physiological adaptations; study of local species emphasized in lab.
Introduction to trends in vertebrate evolution as illustrated by the anatomy of select taxa; involves dissection of specimens.
Comparative study of animal behaviors, and analysis of their adaptive value, physiological mechanisms, development, and evolution, within their ecological and social context.
The general biology of birds with emphasis on their natural histories and field identification of local species.