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Studying Zoology at Weber State

Weber State’s zoology degree prepares students who are interested in the study of animals (including humans) for science careers and/or veterinary, medical or dental school.

Zoology Highlights

While completing your zoology degree, you can prepare for graduate programs through one of Weber State’s pre-professional programs, such as:

  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Dentistry

You also have the option to train prepare for ecologically or environmentally oriented careers through the Ecological/Environmental Training program.

The zoology faculty includes three Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor awardees, along with winners of the Nye-Cortez Professor of the Year Award and WSU College of Science Spence L. Seager Distinguished Teaching Award.

Beyond the Classroom

As a zoology major, you can gain practical experience through internship opportunities, conducting undergraduate research or becoming a student lab instructor.

You can also meet fellow students, network with professionals and find volunteer opportunities through student clubs, including the Zoology Club and Pre-Vet Club.

Duane Sowards

Class of 2017

“The Department of Zoology provided the knowledge and skills I need to pursue my dream to become a medical doctor. I will always appreciate the opportunities they have given me.”

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

Zoology students develop a well-rounded understanding of how humans and animals function and interact with the world around them. You'll also be well-versed in various scientific disciplines including evolution, anatomy, physiology, habitats, behavior, health and much more.

What You CAN DO After Weber

You’ll graduate with proficiency in diverse approaches to research and also have the chance to work in human anatomy and DNA laboratories, along with an animal facility for research with animals.

Along with a multitude of career paths to choose from, zoology graduates can also apply for graduate studies in veterinary medicine, dentistry and medical fields. If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor

Faculty Perspective

Name

In the zoology department, we study animals, including humans, all the way from their molecular composition to their place in their environments.

Michele Skopec

Name

Zoology provides a strong grounding in general and animal biology, training in field and laboratory techniques, and opportunities for original research, preparing you for diverse career paths in health care, industry, conservation and research.

John Mull