Future Biology & Zoology Students

The Department of Integrative Biology prepares students for diverse fields through outstanding life sciences coursework coupled with opportunities for hand-on professional training. Faculty teaching, research and mentoring expertise are drawn from Integrative Biology and the School of Life Sciences to offer the Corvallis campus Biology major and Zoology major, as well as the online Zoology major offered through Ecampus.

Biology Major

The Biology Major is offered on the Corvallis campus. The major delivers interdisciplinary training relevant to a wide variety of life sciences careers. Students can choose to specialize in one of eight transcript-visible options (see below) or select from a wealth of coursework to meet specific interests. Biology is a common home for pre-veterinary medicine, as well as pre-medicine and other health professions.

Zoology Major

The Zoology Major is offered on the Corvallis campus and online through Ecampus. The major focuses on the diversity, organismal biology, ecology and evolution of animals. Zoology majors are often interested in careers such as animal care and husbandry, field work, informal education, agency work and museum curation, but elective courses can be used to pursue a variety of interests. Because of the coursework involved, pre-veterinary medicine students should look to the Biology Major Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option.