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Zoology is an Exciting Field of Study.

Zoology makes a huge impact on our world through the scientific study of the evolution, anatomy, physiology, behavior, habitats, and health of animals and humans.  It includes diverse approaches such as electron microscopy, molecular genetics, and field ecology. 

By studying animals we develop a better understanding of how we, ourselves, function and interact with the world around us. The search for answers to our questions puts us in the incredible position of being able to affect change, empower better choices, and develop solutions for a stronger, healthier world.

You Will Like Zoology If...

You often wonder how or why our bodies work the way they do.

You have a strong desire to understand human or animal interactions with their environments.

Working in a DNA lab or a human anatomy teaching lab sounds intriguing.

You enjoy learning about cell biology, physiology and ecology.

You want to pursue medical school, dental school or another pre-medical professional program.


Can You Picture Yourself Here?

Can you picture putting your curiosity and creativity to work so that you can help the world solve current problems, and plan better futures?

A Zoology degree can help you make that happen. 

Animals on the verge of extinction, people in need of medical care; from seemingly small, to the very large, there are many careers that allow you to use what you will learn in zoology to make a difference in this world.  


We Can Help You Make it Happen!

New Students, first complete the online application for admission to WSU.

If you are just beginning, have questions about the university or general education classes, or are wondering which program of study to declare or what initial classes you should be taking, please contact the College of Science Advising Office. Click here for contact information, location and hours.

If you feel confident that you understand the lay of the (university) land, and are ready to declare a Zoology program, you can make an appointment to meet with dept. chair, Dr. Hoagstrom. He'll answer your questions, get your program declared, help you with your schedule, and introduce you to your ongoing faculty advisor

Let's Connect!


Office hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New Majors Advisor:
Dr. Christopher Hoagstrom




Mailing address

Weber State University
Department of Zoology
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2505
Ogden, UT 84408-2505

Building location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)
Room 402, Mail Code 2505

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