If you think you might like the idea of working with animals, or studying animals, or conserving animals, you’re not alone. As animals ourselves, most of us tend to have an inherent fascination with other animals (especially other vertebrate animals) and many people like the idea of a career that involves animals. Fortunately, those careers do exist.

Biology core courses (32 credits)

Biology core courses

cell biology or microbiology course (4 cr)

BIOL 2040 Cell Biology 4 cr
BIOL 3240 Microbiology 4 cr

Anatomy and Physiology courses (8 cr)

BIOL 2340 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr AND
BIOL 3040 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates 4 cr
BIOL 2140 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr AND
BIOL 2240 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr

Zoology Electives (select 9 cr below)

BIOL 2640 Invertebrate Zoology 4 cr
BIOL 3030 Ornithology 3 cr
BIOL 3120 Animal Tissue Culture 2 cr
BIOL 3230 Mammalogy 3 cr
BIOL 3340 Entomology 4 cr
BIOL 3620 Immunology 2 cr
BIOL 4130 Mammalian Endocrinology 4 cr
BIOL 4340 Mammalian Histology 4 cr
    Approved field station courses VAR

Required Supporting Courses (select 12 cr below)

BIOL 4410 Topics in Biology VAR
BIOL 4660 Cooperative Field Experience VAR
BIOL 4710 Selected Regional Habitats VAR
BIOL 4920 Independent Research in Biology VAR
AGSCI 1000 Introduction to Animal Science 3 cr
AGSCI 2600 Companion Animal Care and Management 3 cr
AGSCI 3000 Animal Nutrition 4 cr
AGSCI 3020 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 3 cr
AGSCI 3070 Biotechnology in Animal Science 3 cr
AGSCI 3120 Topics in Animal Health 3 cr
AGSCI 4110 Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals 4 cr
GEOG 1040 Planet Earth 4 cr
GEOG 1140 Global Landforms 4 cr
GEOG 3230 Introduction to GIS 4 cr
GEOG 4330 Advanced GIS and GPS 4 cr
GEOG 3340 Biogeography 4 cr


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