Biology - Zoology
Majors selecting this sequence will receive broad training in Zoology, including coursework related to organismal and functional aspects of Zoology.
This highly flexible sequence is designed for students seeking careers that involve working with animals of any kind. This sequence will also prepare students for graduate studies in Zoology and related fields (e.g., entomology, physiology, wildlife biology, animal ecology). With additional coursework, students can meet the requirements to apply to veterinary and health professional schools.
Point of Pride
School of Biological Sciences students have access to an entomology collection containing 24,000 specimens used by scientists around the world. The department has a collection of more than 6,000 birds and mammals and a greenhouse with a teaching collection of more than 660 species of flowering plants.
Why study Biology - Zoology?
The primary goal of the Zoology sequence is to provide students with a solid educational background to pursue careers or continuing education in zoology and related fields. The sequence is specifically designed to provide a focused experience for students interested in Zoology, while providing a breadth of course options within the broad discipline of biology, to meet the specific goals of each student within Zoology.
Students completing the Zoology sequence can choose plans that emphasize animal form and function (e.g., anatomy, physiology) or whole-organism biology (e.g., ecology, evolution). In general, training in the biological sciences, including zoology, provides solid preparation to pursue advanced degrees in healthcare, such as medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science, as well as M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in zoology and related fields.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!