• Mission Statement

    The Department of Zoology provides accessible, engaging, and relevant educational opportunities, resources, and expertise in all facets of animal biology and associated life sciences.


    • Encourage freedom of exploration in the life sciences.
    • Serve diverse students at varied levels of engagement in animal biology including general education courses, support courses for non-zoology degrees across campus, and a diversity of courses relevant for careers in the sciences.
    • Involve students in active research and community service.
    • Through research and service, contribute new knowledge within fields of zoology and related life sciences.
    • Through engaging coursework and independent instruction, confer skills in problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and disciplinary methods, which facilitate productive futures for Zoology students and, especially, Zoology graduates.
    • Strengthen life-science education and practice across Weber State University and throughout associated communities along the northern Wasatch Front metropolitan areas of Weber, Davis, and surrounding counties.