Degree or Program Details

Zoology Major

This major provides a foundation for introductory positions of employment in museums, zoos, universities and state and ­ federal agencies involved in fish, wildlife and other natural resource use. It is an appropriate program for pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, and pre-veterinary science students. It also provides a solid background for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in special areas of zoology.

A 2.00 grade point average is required for all biology courses taken in the department. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department’s academic programs committee. 

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 44
Choose from the following: 3-4
Choose from the following: 3-4
Choose from the following: 4
Biology Electives 4-6
Any BI courses above 220 

Other Required Courses 28
Chemistry Electives 200 level or above 8
Choose from the following groups: 10
     PH 202 College Physics II (5 cr.) [III] or

*Transfer students may satisfy this requirement with a minimum of 4 semester hours.

This major does not require a minor.