What will you do as a zoology major?
Do you love animals and aspire to engage with laboratory and field coursework relating to diverse animals, habitats and ecosystems? Then zoology is the right major for you. The zoology major — the only one in the state of Oregon— is housed in the nationally ranked Department of Integrative Biology in the School of Life Sciences. As a zoology major, you will study a broad range of core courses providing a solid foundation in biological sciences as well as elective courses in the diversity, organismal biology, ecology and evolution of animals to match your specific interests.
The zoology program will prepare you well for jobs in a variety of fields, such as animal care and husbandry, curatorial and museum management, field biology and conservation, and environmental management and policy. Students on campus are actively engaged in laboratory and field research, working alongside faculty in a variety of projects, including from the disease ecology of African ungulates to the discoveries of new beetle species in Oregon.
Our department also hosts the nation's first online zoology program where you can receive the same comprehensive content, critical thinking skills and professional development. Our Ecampus students have access to experiential learning opportunities though courses and opportunities ranging from study abroad to internships.