May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Zoology, B.S.

Zoology majors explore form, function, behavior, ecology, evolution and conservation of animals and hone analytical, writing, and research skills for diverse careers from graduate school to state and federal agencies, consulting, and nonprofits.

Additional Information

Zoology is the study of animals: their structure, physiology, development and evolution. One of the enduring fascinations of zoology is that we can learn so much about ourselves and our environment by studying what our fellow creatures do.  

At the end of this program students will have a comprehensive knowledge of zoology, will be well prepared for graduate education, and will be equipped to enter any of the many employment opportunities that are available.

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

Zoology and Physiology Department Requirements

(for B.S. in Physiology, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology & Management, or Zoology)

Complete 6 credit hours of Department of Zoology and Physiology Requirements:

1. U.S. Diversity (choose one course)

2. Global Awareness (choose one course)

Advanced Zoology Course

* if more than one of the required courses is completed, additional courses can count towards the Zoology Approved Core Electives below.

One of:

Zoology Approved Core Electives

A minimum of 10 of 18 Zoology Approved Core Electives must be exclusive to the ZOOL major.

Choose a total of 18 credits from: