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- Program Prerequisite: Not required.
- Minor: Required.
- Grade Requirements: Zoology majors must have an average GPA of 2.00 or higher. Students are required to earn a grade of “C-” in each prerequisite course before taking the next course. Zoology majors must have a grade of “C-” or better in all courses that satisfy specific requirements for the major.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 39-42 of these are required within Zoology. A total of 40 upper division hours is required (courses number 3000 and above); 31-34 of these are required within the major.
- Program Code: 6021BS
- CIPC: 260701
All Zoology students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. The department secretary can also assist students. Call 801-626-6165 for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)
Declare your program of study (Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission or application requirements for this major.
Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following Zoology courses will satisfy general education requirements: ZOOL 1010 , ZOOL 1020 , ZOOL 1030 and ZOOL 1370 . Students are encouraged to take general education courses concurrently with courses in the major.
Major Course Requirements for BS Degree
Zoology Courses Required (28 credit hours)
Upper-division electives: select a minimum of three upper division courses.
Experience in Zoology: select a minimum of two credit hours* from the following categories or select an additional (4th) course from the upper-division electives list (above).
*The two credit hours need not be taken in the same semester.
**Experience in zoology can include serving as a lab instructor. See department chair or professors that appoint lab instructors for information.
CHEM 3070 /3075 may be taken instead of CHEM 2320 /2325 .
Pre-medical professional students should take CHEM 1210 /1220 and CHEM 2310 /2320 .
Students planning to attend graduate or professional schools are encouraged to take a class in the Calculus series (MATH 1210 /1220 ). Pre-medical professional students are required to take one year of mathematics.
Pre-medical professional students should take PHYS 2010 /2020 with labs.
Choose any two (2) Botany or Microbiology courses from the list below.
Approval must be obtained from the Botany and Microbiology Department Chair before taking Botany and Microbiology courses numbered 3000 and above. Ecology-oriented students should take at least one Botany class, and Pre-medical professional students should take at least one Microbiology class.
Other Zoology Courses
These do not count toward the major, but courses numbered 3000 or higher count as upper-division credits for the Bachelor of Science Degree.
Pre-Medical Professional Training
Students considering application to medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, optometry, and pharmacy schools should consult the beginning of the College of Science section of this catalog. Furthermore, they should meet with the advisors of these programs, each of whom is listed in that section. The Department of Zoology offers lower and upper level courses that provide superb training for examinations such as the Medical College Admissions Test, as well as medical school courses. Students should meet with the appropriate advisor for specific course suggestions.
Students interested in ecologically or environmentally oriented careers should follow the Zoology major and select courses to fill their elective requirements from the following:
Support Course Electives in Botany
Students desiring employment as a conservation officer should minor in Criminal Justice with a Law Enforcement concentration (see Department of Criminal Justice section of the catalog). Students desiring a career as a wildlife biologist or wildlife manager, or intending to pursue advanced studies in ecology or conservation biology following graduation (MS or PhD degrees), should minor in Botany. (Consult with the department secretary at 801-626- 6165 for information about the advisor of this program.)
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