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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

By studying zoology at Weber State, you’ll develop a better understanding of how humans and animals function and interact with the world around them.

Scientific disciplines include:

  • Evolution
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Behavior
  • Habitats
  • Health

You’ll graduate with proficiency in diverse approaches to research, such as electron microscopy, molecular genetics and field ecology. You’ll also have the chance to work in human anatomy and DNA laboratories, along with an animal facility for research with animals.

What You Can Do after Weber

As a zoology graduate, you’ll have skills for a variety of career fields, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Laboratory science
  • Animal care
  • Animal and environmental conservation
  • Wildlife biology
  • Academic research
  • Education
  • Medicine

You can also apply for graduate studies in veterinary medicine, dentistry and medical fields.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for zoology
graduates in the U.S. and Utah

Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Source: utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • Michele Skopec

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

    “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.”