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Zoology, the study of the behavior, origins and life processes of animals, is a popular and versatile major. Zoology studies range from researching a particular animal and its ecosystem, to human effects on a specific species, to studying an animal at the molecular level. Since zoology is such a diverse field, a B.A. degree will provide you with a strong background that can take you wherever you want to go, in zoology or related fields.

The B.A. program in zoology at UVM requires a mix of introductory level life sciences and mathematics courses. After that, your advisor can help you to choose electives that align with your interests. From Winter Ecology to Physiology & Reproduction, you'll find electives that challenge, inspire, and mold your B.A. degree into whatever you want it to be.

Major requirements

4 Year Plan for Career Success


  • Veterinarian
  • Animal Trainer
  • Product Scientist
  • Research Biologist
  • Data Scientist

Where alumni work

  • Vermont Genetics Network
  • National Aquarium
  • East Bay Veterinary Clinic
  • US Centers for Disease Control
  • Harvard Medical School

Graduate Schools

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Utah
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

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  • B.S. in Zoology