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Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




Zoology is a broad major that studies a wide variety of animals and topics such as animal origin, behavior, disease and life processes to prepare you for several different career paths. Students often pursue this because of their passion for handling and working with a wide range of animals.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Animal Behavior, Chemistry, Biology, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Endocrinology, Marine Biology, Molecular Ecology, Paleontology, Conservation Management, Genetics, Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Fish Physiology





·       Animal Behavior

·       Animal Physiology

·       Aquatic Biology

·       Ecology

·       Entomology

·       Genetics and Evolution

·       Invertebrate Organisms

·       Vertebrate Organisms

·       Wildlife Biology



Potential Career Paths


·       Falconer

·       Saltwater Husbandry Technician

·       Zoologist



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations


·       Animal handling experience

·       Internship or work experience related to animals

·       Volunteer work at animal shelters


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