Zoology- Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Zoology, 212 Pearson Hall (513-529-3100).

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Arts

(32 semester hours)

Two of these:

ZOO 113 Animal Diversity (4) or

ZOO 115 Biological Concepts (4)

ZOO 114 Principles of Biology (4) or

ZOO 116 Biological Concepts (4)

Advanced courses requirement:

The remaining 24 semester hours must be in courses 200 level or above. No more than three semester hours of independent study courses (e.g., ZOO 320, 340, 277, 377, 419.R, 477) can be used. Only ZOO 320 and 419R may be taken for a letter grade.

No specific courses are required, but these are recommended:

ZOO 203 Cell Biology (3)

ZOO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

ZOO 305 Human Physiology (4)

ZOO 342 Genetics (3)

Also recommended, one of the following:

ZOO 311 Vertebrate Zoology (4)

ZOO 312 Invertebrate Zoology (4)

ZOO 361 Patterns in Development (4)

ZOO 401 Entomology (4)

ZOO 408 Ornithology (4)

ZOO 409 Herpetology (4)

ZOO 410 Mammalogy (4)

One 400-level course recommended.

Related Hours (18 required)

One year of chemistry:

CHM 141 or 141R, 142 College Chemistry (3, 4, 3) and

CHM 144, 145 College Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)

Remaining courses may be chosen from botany, chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics, microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics, and computer science and software engineering. A year of organic chemistry, a year of physics (with a lab), and a year of mathematics (including calculus and statistics) are highly recommended.

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Science

(36 semester hours)

All of these:

ZOO 113 Animal Diversity (4) or

ZOO 115 Biological Concepts (4)

ZOO 114 Principles of Biology (4) or

ZOO 116 Biological Concepts (4)

ZOO 203 Cell Biology (3)

ZOO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

ZOO 305 Human Physiology (4)

ZOO 342 Genetics (3)

Advanced courses requirement

At least one 400-level course and additional advanced courses (200 level and above) in zoology to total 36 hours. No more than three hours of independent study courses (e.g., ZOO 320, 340, 277, 377, 419R, 477) can be used. Only ZOO 320 and 419R may be taken for a letter grade.

Related Hours (48 required)

All of these:

CHM 141 or 141R, 142 College Chemistry (4, 3, 4, 3)

CHM 144, 145 College Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)

CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4) and

CHM 332 Outlines of Biochemistry (4) or

CHM 241, 242 Organic Chemistry (3, 3) and

CHM 244, 245 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)

PHY 171, 172 College Physics (3, 3) and PHY 173 and 174 Physics Laboratory (1, 1)

PHY 181, 182 The Physical World (4, 4) and PHY 183, 184 Introductory Physics Laboratory (1, 1)

At least eight semester hours of mathematics (including a calculus course and a statistics course)

An additional 8 to 14 semester hours from: botany, chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics (advanced hours—200 level or above), microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics (advanced hours—200 level or above), computer science and software engineering, and zoology (advanced hours—200 level or above).

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