Zoology Major (B.S.)

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Zoology builds from the common background of the biology core curriculum, with ample time for third- and fourth-year students concentrating in specialized disciplines such as marine and freshwater biology, behavior, cell and developmental biology, ecology, evolution, fisheries, physiology, and neurobiology and gives students the foundation from which they can specialize in various zoology disciplines. Undergraduate students are encouraged to conduct field or lab-based research which helps determine advanced education disciplines for graduate studies. Many students ultimately work in the agricultural, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, government, environmental agencies or education where they conduct advanced research and/or teaching.

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.

Major Requirments

BIOL 411Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular4
BIOL 412Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology4
BIOL 528Applied Biostatistics I4
BIOL 541General Ecology4
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
CHEM 403General Chemistry I4
CHEM 404General Chemistry II4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
GEN 604Principles of Genetics4
MATH 424BCalculus for Life Sciences4
PHYS 401Introduction to Physics I4
PHYS 402Introduction to Physics II4
ZOOL 400Professional Perspectives in Zoology1
ZOOL 518Vertebrate Morphology5
or ZOOL 628 Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
ZOOL 625
ZOOL 626
Principles of Animal Physiology
and Animal Physiology Laboratory
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 Electives
Select two courses 1
Capstone 2

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


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