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What is zoology?

Zoology is a life science that provides you with a thorough background in the biology of animals. This program equips you with the knowledge needed any health-care related career.

Why zoology at OSU?

At OSU, we believe in the value of undergraduate research. With a Zoology major, you learn about animal diversity and select among upper-division courses on specific animal groups and/or related topics. You will also work on an independent research project in a faculty mentor’s lab or complete a relevant internship.

Career paths

Zoology graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career fields, including the public and private sector, graduate school, or professional programs, such as medical school or veterinary school. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Biotechnology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Education
  • Environmental Management
  • Health Care
  • Industry
  • Medicine
  • Politics and Policy
  • Research
  • Science Museums/Zoos/Aquariums

Highlights

Zoology is a life science degree that provides you with a thorough background in the biology of animals. This program equips you with the foundational knowledge needed for veterinary school, or any other other health-care related career. With a Zoology major, you learn about animal diversity and select among upper-division courses on specific animal groups and/or related topics. You will also work on an independent research project in a faculty mentor’s lab or complete a relevant internship.

Courses to expect for this major include Animal Biology, General Ecology, Vertebrate Morphology, Invertebrate Zoology, General Genetics, and Evolution, as well as a choice among specialized, upper-division courses. 

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