Majors and Programs

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Zoology (Biology)

Zoology is the part of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct. While Iowa State University does not offer a zoology major, students interested in studying animal life, its origins, characteristics, life processes, behavior, evolution, relationship with other organisms may consider a major in animal ecology, animal science, or biology.

Courses in these majors can lead to careers in:

  • Animal Control Officers
  • Animal keepers
  • Biomedical illustrators
  • Conservation Officers
  • Environmental lawyers
  • Fisheries Biologists
  • Game park managers
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Museum curators
  • Park naturalists
  • Park Rangers
  • Radiation Safety Officers
  • Research assistants in a zoo
  • Teachers
  • Wildlife biologists

Related Curriculums

Biological Sciences
Premedical and Health Sciences
  Preveterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences
The Environment
The Expanding World of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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