Colleges For Zoologists

It is possible to obtain a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in zoology, either through the College of Education or the College of Liberal Arts. Zoology degree programs are commonly found in the science and veterinary departments of colleges and universities, but are also available at a variety of zoology colleges. Attending Zoology College gives students an opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines and narrow down their focus to one or two specializations.

Most zoology colleges and universities offer programs that allow students an opportunity to complete a zoology degree in 4-5 years, and students may choose to specialize in a particular field after completing the basic core science curriculum.

Zoologists try to understand how all animals have solved these problems, from the one-celled protozoa to the close relatives of humans, the primates. Zoologists seek to discover the fundamental principles that underpin animal life focusing on the diversity, function and evolution of animals and thus providing the scientific basis for our knowledge both of the creatures with whom we share this planet and of ourselves. Zoologists study how animals evolved and the impact of environmental change on their survival. Zoologists and wildlife biologists are involved with research and data collection after experiments, as well as the study of animal origins, genetics, diseases, and behaviors of animals.

Zoologists research everything they think to ask about animals, including their anatomy and interrelationships, their physiology and genetics, their distributions and habitats.

Genetics has developed in the 20th century and now is essential to many diverse biological disciplines. Genetics, a discipline of biology, is the science of heredity and Genetic variation in living organisms. Branches of zoology include: histology, embryology, endocrinology, cytology, physiology, evolution, human anatomy, comparative anatomy, entomology, bacteriology, ornithology, ontogeny, genetics, cytology, ethnology, taxonomy, taxonomic zoology, systematic zoology, zoochemistry, biochemistry, ecology, paleontology, paleozoology, zootechnics, bionomics, thremmatology, helminthology, ascidiology, cetology, marine biology, conchology, zoophytology, ichthyology, herpetology, mammology, mastology, therology, vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, zoogeography, zoogamy, zoodynamics, zoopathology, zoopery, zoography.

Broadening its range to include such studies as genetics, ecology, and biochemistry, zoology has become an interdisciplinary field applying a great variety of techniques to obtain knowledge of the animal kingdom. The emerging field of molecular development applies the techniques of molecular biology, including molecular genetics, to the finest and most obscure embryological details. Research and teaching within the Department of Zoology focuses on all areas and all hierarchical levels of biology, including cell and molecular biology, neurobiology, genetics, organismal biology, ecology, evolution, and behavior.