Department of Zoology

Zoology makes a huge impact on our world through the scientific study of the evolution, anatomy, physiology, behavior, habitats, and health of animals (including humans). It includes diverse approaches such as electron microscopy, molecular genetics, and field ecology.By studying animals we develop better understanding of how we, ourselves, function and interact with the world around us. The search for answers to our questions puts us in the incredible position of being able to affect change, empower better choices, and develop solutions for a stronger, healthier world.

Our world needs more people with experience in critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. Zoology majors are playing a large part in filling that need! They are well-prepared for jobs in many areas. Some zoologists focus their studies on a specific group of animals; others specialize on problems or processes, such as those in physiology or genetics, which are common to many groups. Zoologists have made many important contributions to our understanding of the natural world. They’ve led the way in innovation and change.Furthermore, they benefit humankind through their work in areas such as medicine and environmental conservation.

Our programs will not only teach you what you need to know in order to compete in today’s job market, they’ll also help you pinpoint the industries and careers that best match your interests.Although our majors pursue several tracks, many are involved in pre-medical professional training. We have an excellent record of placing students in the finest medical, dental, veterinary, and physical therapy programs. The faculty strongly encourages majors to pursue guided research, particularly through the department’s thesis program.

All students are urged to consult with the department early in their education. Arrangements can then be made for the student to be matched with an appropriate advisor who can offer course and career suggestions.