The Bachelor of Science in Zoology explores all aspects of animal biology. This major prepares students for future studies in graduate school or professional programs, as well as for the work force. Graduates have pursued a wide variety of careers, including veterinarian medicine, human medicine, agriculture, environmental education, and as research scientists in fields of wildlife biology, ecology, conservation, genetics, and forestry. The zoology major includes 43 credit hours of biology courses in addition to two years of chemistry and one year of physics. Students learn about life science topics at all levels of organization, from the chemistry inside cells, to the physiology of whole organisms, to the role of species in ecosystems.
Pre-veterinarian and pre-medical students major in either biology, chemistry, or zoology at Mars Hill University. Professional programs in these fields expect the undergraduate to take specific courses in sciences, mathematics, and general studies, rather than to pursue a particular major. Our faculty advisors assist the student in scheduling these courses during their studies at Mars Hill University – and in documenting clinical experiences needed for some fields. For non-science majors, the Pre-professional Minor provides training for careers in health care.