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 1,2 4
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 2 4
Select one of the following: 2,3 4
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 1, 2 4
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 2 4
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Calculus II  
Elementary Statistical Inference  
Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 213 Molecular Cell Biology 2 3
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
4
PHYS 201 College Physics 4
American history 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BIOL 214 Genes, Ecology and Evolution 2 3
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
4
PHYS 202 College Physics 4
American history 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours57

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 119 , CHEM 120 , CHEM 227 & CHEM 237, CHEM 228 & CHEM 238, MATH 147, MATH 148 or STAT 201.

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BICH 410
Comprehensive Biochemistry I
or Biochemistry I
3
BIOL 318 Chordate Anatomy 4
STAT 312 Statistics for Biology 3
Select one of the following: 1
Biochemistry Laboratory I  
Biochemical Techniques I  
Laboratory in Molecular Genetics  
General elective 6 6
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
BICH 411
Comprehensive Biochemistry II
or 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 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
BIOL 466 Principles of Evolution 3
POLS 206 American National Government 5 3
Creative arts 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Directed elective 7, 8 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOL 335 Invertebrate Zoology 4
POLS 207 State and Local Government 5 3
Directed elective 7, 8 4
General elective 6 5
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours63

Total Program Hours 120

Directed Electives

One course may be chosen from the following:
BIOL 300-499
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 434/NRSC 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, Quantitative 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 434/NRSC 434Regulatory and Behavioral Neuroscience3
BIOL 435Laboratory for Regulatory and Behavioral Neuroscience1
BIOL 454Immunology3
GENE 431/BICH 431Molecular Genetics3
WFSC 422Ethology3
Preveterinary Medicine
ANSC 303/NFSC 303Principles of Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 320Animal Nutrition and Feeding3
BIOL 351Fundamentals of Microbiology4