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Welcome to the Department of Zoology


The faculty and staff of the Department of Zoology are eager to assist you to make your academic experience a successful one. Zoology students at Weber State become well acquainted with their professors through close contact in classes, advising, and collaboration on research projects. The faculty prides itself on excellence in teaching. 

Our majors pursue several tracks, with a large proportion of them involved in pre-professional training. We have an excellent record of placing students in the nation's finest medical, dental, veterinary, and related schools. Indeed, the university's advisors for most of these programs are housed in the Department of Zoology.

We offer excellent programs in genetics, ecology, physiology, and animal behavior. Our students are encouraged to participate in and develop research projects. We have outstanding facilities, such as the DNA Laboratory.

Graduates from the department enter fields as diverse as anatomy and wildlife management. We also have special programs to train secondary school biology teachers. Our students frequently enter graduate school to specialize further in zoology.

The information on this site should help you become more knowledgeable about our programs. Consult it frequently as you determine which courses to take each semester. The faculty members welcome visits from students seeking advice. Students should establish close contact with a specific faculty member for their advising. Those close to graduating must see the department chair during the fall semester of their senior year. At that time, the final details concerning your degree are reviewed.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Dr. Christopher Hoagstrom,
Department of Zoology Chair


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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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