What is A Zoology (BS) Degree?
Zoology is the study of animals. Animals are divided into two different sub-categories: those with backbones (like fish, reptiles, bird, amphibians, and mammals) and those without backbones (like insects, spiders, crustaceans, worms, shellfish, and other squishy creatures). Zoologists study everything about animals like how they stay alive (what they eat, do, and how they reproduce), how their bodies are structured, and how they interact with the environment and other animals. Some focus on wild animals, some on your pets like Gizmo (whom you know from this site), or some study farm animals.
A BS degree in Zoology is a minimum qualification that’s needed to work in the field. The BS degree will probably qualify you to work directly with animals in a zoo, aquarium, or preserve setting, and some Bachelor’s programs allow you to specialize in one type of animal. Expect to study subjects like research and statistics, cellular biology, animal behavior, animal anatomy and physiology, and genetics. Students spend a lot of time doing laboratory work, and they may study government regulations and policies as part of their programs.