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Courses for a Degree in Zoology

Zoology is the study of living and extinct animals. This major focuses on the bodies, behaviors, babies, and locations of animals all over the world.

For this major you’ll take lots of zoology classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in zoology.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in zoology:

Zoology Courses:

  • Introductory Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Principles of Animal Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Development
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Herpetology
  • Animal Behavior and Conservation
  • Genome Evolution
  • Biological Basis of Animal Behavior
  • Zoophysiological Ecology
  • Paleontology
  • Pathology of Human and Animal Disease
  • Biology and Diversity of Fishes

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology