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.
- Have a basic (fundamental-conceptual and factual) understanding of animal biology, ecology and evolution.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method and critical analysis.
- Articulate Zoological knowledge both verbally and in writing.
- Working knowledge of basic and/or applied animal science and research.