Zoology- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Biology, 212 Pearson Hall, 513-529-3100.

Zoology is the natural science that focuses on the study of animals. The zoology major can be tailored to meet the needs of students interested in the health sciences, animal physiology, cell and molecular biology, ecology or environmental studies, or evolution and systematics. It is possible to complete a Zoology Major while earning either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Students may double major in Botany and Zoology, but in that case only nine credits of the Advanced Hours requirement may be used for both degrees. Students may not double major in Biology and Zoology.

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Science

(36 semester hours plus related hours)

Core Courses21
Select all of the following:
BIO/MBI 115Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity4
BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
BIO 203Introduction to Cell Biology3
BIO 209Fundamentals of Ecology3
BIO 305Human Physiology4
BIO 342Genetics3
Advanced Courses Requirement 1, 228
Select at least one 400 level course, plus additional advanced zoology-focused Biology courses at the 200 level or above to total 36 hours. Please refer to the footnote below for courses that will not count. 1
Related Hours (48 required)
Two years of chemistry are required:17-19
College Chemistry
College Chemistry
College Chemistry
College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry Laboratory for Majors
College Chemistry
College Chemistry
College Chemistry for Majors
College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry Laboratory
Select one of the following options:
Option 1:
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Option 2:
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
and Outlines of Biochemistry
Select one of the following options:8-10
Option 1:
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
and Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II
Option 2:
General Physics with Laboratory I
and General Physics with Laboratory II
Select at least eight semester hours of mathematics 38
Select additional hours to total 48 4
1

No specific courses are required toward the advanced course requirement.  However, the following plant-based courses will not count:  BIO 204, 205, 221, 232, 241, 244, 302, 306, 314, 325, 401, 402, 403, 425, 431, 432, 490.

One 400-level course other than BIO 400, 419.R, or 477 must be taken (minimum three semester hours).

2

No more than three semester hours of independent study/research/internship may apply to the major.

3

Mathematics hours must include a calculus course and a statistics course.

4

From chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics (200 level or above), microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics (200 level or above), computer science and software engineering, IES 431/IES 531.