The minor in Zoology is a useful complement to a major in animal science, fishery biology, geology, natural resource recreation and tourism, or wildlife biology.

Effective Fall 2019

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Lower Division
BZ 212Animal Biology-Invertebrates4
BZ 214Animal Biology-Vertebrates4
Select one group from the following:4-8
Group A:
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)
Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)
Group B:
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)
Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants (GT-SC1)
Upper Division
Select a minimum of 12 credits in zoologically oriented courses from the list below.12
Program Total Credits:24-28

Upper Division Course List

BSPM 302Applied and General Entomology2
BSPM 303AEntomology Laboratory: General2
BZ 300Animal Behavior3
BZ 311Developmental Biology4
BZ 329Herpetology3
BZ 330Mammalogy3
BZ 335Ornithology3
BZ 346Population and Evolutionary Genetics3
BZ 348/MATH 348Theory of Population and Evolutionary Ecology4
BZ 349Tropical Ecology and Evolution3
BZ 350Molecular and General Genetics4
BZ 360Bioinformatics and Genomics3
BZ 401Comparative Animal Physiology3
BZ 415Marine Biology4
BZ 418Ecology of Infectious Diseases4
BZ 420Evolutionary Medicine3
BZ 424/BSPM 424Principles of Systematic Zoology3
BZ 425Conservation and Population Genomics3
BZ 430Animal Behavior and Conservation3
BZ 433Behavioral Genetics4
BZ 449AStudy Abroad: Ecology/Conservation–Ecuadorian Biodiversity4
BZ 455Human Heredity and Birth Defects3
BZ 460Genome Evolution4
BZ 462/MIP 462/BSPM 462Parasitology and Vector Biology5
BZ 466Biological Basis of Animal Behavior4
BZ 471Stream Biology and Ecology3
BZ 472Stream Biology and Ecology Laboratory1
BZ 474/ESS 474Limnology3
BZ 476/BZ 576Genetics of Model Organisms3
BZ 479/VS 479Biology and Behavior of Dogs3
BZ 492ASeminar: Behavior1-3
BZ 492BSeminar: Ecology1-3
BZ 492CSeminar: Genetics1-3
BZ 492DSeminar: Ornithology1-3
BZ 492ESeminar: Herpetology1-3
BZ 492FSeminar: Evolution1-3
BZ 505Cognitive Ecology3
BZ 510Zoophysiological Ecology3
BZ 515Physiological Ecology of Marine Vertebrates3
BZ 535Behavioral Ecology3
BZ 577/MIP 577Computer Analysis in Population Genetics2
BZ 578/MIP 578Genetics of Natural Populations4
FW 300Biology and Diversity of Fishes2
FW 301Ichthyology Laboratory1
FW 400Conservation of Fish in Aquatic Ecosystems3
FW 405Fish Physiology3
LIFE 320Ecology3