All declared majors, minors and options are tracked by MyDegrees in Student Online Services. Students can update their academic program by filing a Change of Undergraduate Academic Program Form - see your advisor. The resources below are for planning only - MyDegrees is your official checklist.

Major Advising Guides and Biology Minor

Biology Major Advising Guide 2016-17 - for planning with MyDegrees (effective winter 2017* 
*NOTE: Past versions vary - see your MyDegrees for details and discuss questions with an advisor.

Zoology Major Planner 2016-17 - for planning with MyDegrees (effective winter 2017)*
*NOTE: Past versions vary - see your MyDegrees for details and discuss questions with an advisor.

Biology Minor

Biology Major Options

Options are optional, require around 15 additional credits, and are restricted to the Biology major. Declared options in Biology are tracked in MyDegrees, and students with older versions of the options should look there for requirement details. Declaring an option in the Biology major may alter parts the elective parts of the major. See the options below and the major for details.

Ecology option

Genetics option

Marine Biology option

Pre-Education option

Pre-Dentistry option

Pre-Medicine (Track I Pre-Medicine option)

Pre-Physician Assistant (Track II Pre-Medicine option)

Pre-Veterinary Medicine option


Other Career Tracks

The student planners below include professional school requirements and other information for health professions that do not have official, transcript-visible options. The listed requirements are not tracked in MyDegrees. The Zoology major is not suitable for health profession programs.

Animal Care and Husbandry

Pre-Optometry

Pre-Pharmacy