The BASICS: Zoology
Department: Integrative Biology
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Science
Online option: Yes
What is zoology?
Zoology is all about the study of animals. If you love animals and want to dedicate your career to diverse animal species, habitats and ecosystems, then this could be the right major for you! At Oregon State, you will gain a solid foundation in biological sciences while exploring the diversity, organismal biology, ecology and evolution of animals to match your specific interests in animal science. Our zoology majors actively engage in lab and field research, working alongside faculty in a variety of projects.
Why get a zoology degree?
The zoology program will prepare you well for jobs in a variety of fields, such as animal care and husbandry, curatorial and museum management, laboratory animal research, field biology and conservation, and environmental management and policy, as well as graduate programs related to the biology of animals.
Did you know: The zoology major, housed in the nationally ranked Department of Integrative Biology in the School of Life Sciences, is the only one in the state of Oregon!