Zoology Major (B.A.)

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Built upon the common background of the biology core curriculum, the Batchelor of Arts (B.A.) in Zoology is designed for students to create an interdisciplinary or dual major, particularly if they want to pursue public relations, teaching, or other careers in combination with a liberal arts background. Students have more flexibility when choosing courses from the biology core and may enter this program as freshmen or transfer in from other liberal arts or science programs. Students must fulfill a foreign language requirement in lieu of one advanced elective.

New England Regional Student Program

The bachelor's degree in zoology is one of the specialized curricula recognized by the New England Board of Higher Education and participates in the New England Regional Student Program. Under this program, students from the state of Massachusetts pay the UNH in-state tuition rate plus 75 percent.

General Science Certification

See Department of Education

BIOL 411Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular4
BIOL 412Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology4
BIOL 528Applied Biostatistics I4
or MATH 424B Calculus for Life Sciences
BIOL 541General Ecology4
BMCB 501Biological Chemistry5
CHEM 411Introductory Chemistry for Life Sciences4
GEN 604Principles of Genetics4
PHYS 401Introduction to Physics I4
ZOOL 400Professional Perspectives in Zoology1
ZOOL 518Vertebrate Morphology5
or ZOOL 628 Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
ZOOL 625Principles of Animal Physiology3
Zoology Electives
Zoology Elective Courses (Choose 2)8-9
Developmental Biology
Animal Behavior
Animal Survey Courses (Choose 1)4-5
Aquatic Animal Diversity
Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
Biology and Diversity of Insects
Biological Science Elective
Select one course 24-5
Capstone 1

Students must complete a Capstone during their senior year. Students should consult with their advisor to determine coursework that may satisfy this requirement.


Biological Sciences Electives (Biology, Zoology, BMS, BMCB, Genetics, and Natural Resources) can be used to satisfy elective requirements.