2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jun 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Pre-Professional Zoology Major

Professors Anderson, Carreno, Downing, Hamill, Wolverton

Associate Professors Hankison, Markwardt, Panhuis, Reichard

Assistant Professors Gangloff, Tomcho

Continuing Part-time Professor Tuhela-Reuning

Adjunct Professors Ichida, Roberts, Waterhouse, Watkins-Colwell

Learning Objectives

Consistent with the Departmental Mission and Goals, we expect that students who graduate with a major in Zoology will:

Demonstrate a general understanding of the levels of biological organization from the molecular to systems level.

Develop a deeper understanding in a range of subjects in the biological sciences through advanced coursework.

Apply the scientific method including making careful observations, asking questions, generating hypotheses, designing and conducting experiments, and analyzing and interpreting results (which includes the appropriate use of statistics).

Demonstrate the ability to find, read, and critically evaluate scientific information including primary literature.

Communicate topics in Zoology effectively.

Zoology Courses

Four full- unit zoology courses, including one from each of the following three groups:


Students are urged to consult with their advisors as to which of the recommended courses will be most appropriate to their particular interests and plans. This major will satisfy the minimum entrance requirements of almost all graduate departments of biological science. Most health professions schools (e.g., medical, dental, or veterinary) would also require a semester of biochemistry.