Degrees Offered with a Major in Zoology

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • concentration in Tropical Conservation and Development
    • concentration in Wetland Sciences
  • Master of Science
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Tropical Conservation and Development
    • concentration in Wetland Sciences
  • Master of Science in Teaching
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Tropical Conservation and Development
    • concentration in Wetland Sciences

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

Zoology Courses

BOT 6726CPrinciples of Systematic Biology4
BSC 6038Broader Impacts of Science on Society2
PCB 5307CLimnology4
PCB 5415CBehavioral Ecology4
PCB 5615Molecular Evolution and Systematics4
PCB 6049Seminar in Ecology1-3
PCB 6377CPhysiological Ecology of Vertebrates4
PCB 6447CCommunity Ecology4
PCB 6675CEvolutionary Biogeography3
PCB 6685Population Genetics4
PCB 6695Seminar in Evolutionary Biology1
ZOO 5115CVertebrate Paleontology3
ZOO 5486CMammalogy4
ZOO 6005Integrative Principles of Zoology I4
ZOO 6308Dynamic Optimization Modeling in Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology3
ZOO 6406Biology of Sea Turtles3
ZOO 6456CIchthyology4
ZOO 6542Nutritional Ecology3
ZOO 6905Individual Studies1-8
ZOO 6910Supervised Research1-5
ZOO 6920Zoology Colloquium1
ZOO 6927Special Topics in Zoology1-4
ZOO 6930Seminar in Molecular Evolution2
ZOO 6931Seminar in Marine Turtle Biology1-2
ZOO 6939Seminar in Animal Behavior1-3
ZOO 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
ZOO 7979Advanced Research1-12
ZOO 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15

Biology Departmental Courses

BOT 6276CPhylogenomics4
BOT 6656Plant Symbiosis3
BSC 6038Broader Impacts of Science on Society2
BSC 6451Computational Tools for Research in Biology3
PCB 6675CEvolutionary Biogeography3
PCB 6685Population Genetics4
ZOO 6930Seminar in Molecular Evolution2

zoology (PHD)

SLO 1     Knowledge        
Students will identify, define, and describe basic fundamentals of biology and a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of zoology

SLO 2     Skills     
Students will design a research project, collect data, analyze and interpret the results. They will be able to present the results of original research in oral and written form

SLO 3     Skills     
Students design a research project, collect data, analyze and interpret the results. They will be able to present the results of original research in oral and written form

SLO 4     Professional Behavior   
Students will demonstrate ethical behaviors, professional conduct

SLO 5     Professional Behavior   
Students will be able to interact and communicate with professionals at scientific conferences

Zoology (MS)    

SLO 1     Knowledge        
Students will identify, define, and describe the basic fundamentals of biology and zoology

SLO 2     Skills     
Students will design a research project, collect data, analyze and interpret the results and present this in written and oral form

SLO 3     Professional Behavior     
Students will practice ethical behaviors and professional conduct

SLO 4     Professional Behavior   
Students will interact and communicate with professionals at scientific conferences

Zoology (MST) 

SLO 1     Knowledge        
Students will identify, define, and describe the basic fundamentals of zoology

SLO 2     Skills     
Students will define, explain and communicate key concepts in zoology and biology

SLO 3     Professional Behavior   
Students will engage in ethical behaviors and professional conduct

SLO 4     Professional Behavior     
Students will practice ethical behaviors and professional conduct