The Bachelor of Arts in Zoology
Built upon the common background of the biology core curriculum, the B.A. in Zoology is designed for students to create an interdisciplinary or dual major, particularly if they want to pursue public relations, teaching, or other careers in combination with a liberal arts background. Students have more flexibility when choosing courses from the biology core and may enter this program as freshmen or transfer in from other liberal arts or science programs. Students must fulfill a foreign language requirement in lieu of one advanced elective. See course checklist for a detailed outline of courses required.
The Bachelor of Science in Zoology
The Bachelor of Science in Zoology builds from the common background of the biology core curriculum, with ample time for third- and fourth-year students concentrating in specialized disciplines such as marine and freshwater biology, behavior, cell and developmental biology, ecology, evolution, fisheries, physiology, and neurobiology and gives students the foundation from which they can specialize in various zoology disciplines. Undergraduate students are encouraged to conduct field or lab-based research which helps determine advanced education disciplines for graduate studies. Many students ultimately work in the agricultural, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, government or education where they conduct advanced research and/or teaching. See course checklist for a detailed outline of courses required.