Zoology - BS

The Zoology degree program is designed to expose students to all aspects of the study of animals. Following foundation courses on the principles of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, students may select from a broad range of classes in animal biology, ranging from cellular and developmental biology, physiology, and anatomy to ecology and evolution. Graduates enter into advanced studies in zoology, specialized zoological fields in agriculture and renewable resources, or such professional fields as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and other health-related areas.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I 4
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
4
MATH 147 Calculus I for Biological Sciences 4
Communication elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 4
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
4
MATH 148 Calculus II for Biological Sciences 4
Communication elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 213 Molecular Cell Biology 3
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
PHYS 201 College Physics 4
American history elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BIOL 214 Genes, Ecology and Evolution 3
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
PHYS 202 College Physics 4
American history elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours58

The following are CBK courses and must be completed prior to the start of 5th full semester: BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 213, BIOL 214, CHEM 101 & CHEM 111, CHEM 102 & CHEM 112, CHEM 227 & CHEM 237, CHEM 228 & CHEM 238, MATH 147, MATH 148.

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BICH 410
BICH 412
Comprehensive Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Laboratory I
4
BIOL 318 Chordate Anatomy 4
STAT 302 Statistical Methods 3
Elective 3 5
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BICH 411 Comprehensive Biochemistry II 3
BIOL 388 Principles of Animal Physiology 4
GENE 302
GENE 312
Principles of Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
4
Social and behavioral science elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
POLS 206 American National Government 4 3
Selected a directed elective from the list below 5 4
Language, philosophy and culture elective 3
Creative arts elective 3
Electives 3 5
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
BIOL 335 Invertebrate Zoology 4
BIOL 466 Principles of Evolution 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 4 3
Select a directed elective from the list below 5 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours62

Total Program Hours 120

Directed Electives

One course may be chosen from the following:
Any 300-400 level BIOL course
OCNG 4203
Select remaining courses from the following:
Developmental Biology
BIOL 344Embryology4
BIOL 413Cell Biology3
BIOL 414Developmental Biology3
BIOL 423Cell Biology Laboratory2
BIOL 430Biological Imaging4
BIOL 434Regulatory and Behavioral Neuroscience3
BIOL 435Laboratory for Regulatory and Behavioral Neuroscience1
GENE 431/BICH 431Molecular Genetics3
Ecology/Evolution
BIOL 357Ecology3
BIOL 358Ecology Laboratory1
BIOL 440Marine Biology4
BIOL 467Integrative Animal Behavior3
GENE 412Population and Ecological Genetics3
WFSC 311Ichthyology3
WFSC 315Herpetology3
WFSC 401General Mammalogy3
WFSC 402General Ornithology3
WFSC 422Ethology3
Physiology/Neuroscience
BIOL 405Comparative Endocrinology3
BIOL 413Cell Biology3
BIOL 423Cell Biology Laboratory2
BIOL 434Regulatory and Behavioral Neuroscience3
BIOL 435Laboratory for Regulatory and Behavioral Neuroscience1
BIOL 454Immunology3
GENE 431/BICH 431Molecular Genetics3
WFSC 422Ethology3
Preveterinary Medicine
BIOL 351Fundamentals of Microbiology4
NFSC 303/ANSC 303Principles of Animal Nutrition3