Zoology Major (B.S.)
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Zoology builds from the common background of the biology core curriculum to provide ample time for third- and fourth-year students to concentrate in specialized disciplines such as marine and freshwater biology, behavior, cell and developmental biology, ecology, evolution, fisheries, physiology, and neurobiology while giving students the foundation from which they can specialize in the area of zoology. 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 government, environmental agencies, education as well as agricultural, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, where they conduct advanced research and/or teaching. Zoology majors had the second highest income and lowest unemployment rate according to data from the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
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 any of the New England states pay the UNH in-state tuition rate plus 75 percent.
|BIOL 411||Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular||4|
|BIOL 412||Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology||4|
|BIOL 528||Applied Biostatistics I||4|
& BMCB 659
and General Biochemistry Lab
|CHEM 403||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 404||General Chemistry II||4|
& CHEM 546
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
|GEN 604||Principles of Genetics||4|
|MATH 424B||Calculus for Life Sciences||4|
|PHYS 401||Introduction to Physics I||4|
|PHYS 402||Introduction to Physics II||4|
|ZOOL 400||Professional Perspectives in Zoology||1|
|ZOOL 518||Vertebrate Morphology||5|
|or ZOOL 628||Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology|
& ZOOL 626
|Principles of Animal Physiology|
and Animal Physiology Laboratory
|Zoology Elective Courses (Choose 2)||8-9|
|Animal Survey Courses (Choose 1)||4-5|
|Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology|
|Elasmobranchs and Bony Fishes|
|Biological Science Electives|
|Select two courses 1|
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.