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The Bachelor of Science in Zoology prepares students for careers centering on animals. Students pursuing this degree often continue their education in a wide variety of post-graduate professional and graduate programs or seek employment in zoos, parks departments, laboratories, among others. Students considering a career in veterinary medicine often choose this major. This degree is offered by the Department of Biological Sciences.
Students completing a degree in Zoology opt to either go on for additional education to get graduate degrees or degrees in veterinary medicine or enter the workforce directly after graduation. Those enter the workforce directly may go on to work for parks departments, zoos/aquaria, museums, animal research facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, veterinarian offices or humane societies.
The Department of Biological Sciences has several mechanisms to help students prepare for their future careers. All students, particularly those who plan to go on to graduate school or seek employment directly after degree completion, are strongly encouraged to complete research projects, through our Individual Investigation course, and/or do an internship in the area in which they plan to be employed. In addition, we offer BSCI 30005, Career Pathways in Biology, which provides students a chance to learn more about career paths and how to achieve their goals. Lastly, students are expected to meet regularly with their faculty advisor to talk about career options, get help in selecting electives, and discuss ways to get experience required for their career goals.
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 121 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
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There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of International Affairs.
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