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Zoology Major

Zoology (ZOO)

Admission Requirements

Understanding the Animal Kingdom

 Develop Your Knowledge of Animal Life

Gain deeper insight into the diversification of life through a broad foundation in ecology, evolution, and vertebrate and invertebrate biology.

 Gain In-field Experience

Participate in a field course, international exchange, or research project, and contribute to our knowledge of the animal kingdom. Past students have participated in field courses on both coasts of Canada, in Algonquin Park or the Churchill area, as well as Australia, Argentina, Iceland and Costa Rica.

 Engage in Interdisciplinary Studies

In your third and fourth years, choose from elective courses that suit your areas of interest including mammalogy, ornithology and herpetology, to build on your Zoology experience.

Why Zoology?

While we share planet Earth with 30 million other animal species – we know virtually nothing about most of them. Yet! 

The Zoology major at the U of G empowers you to not only learn about the largely unknown world of vertebrates and invertebrates from across the world, but build upon your studies through interdisciplinary studies and hands-on experiences. 

Students in the ZOO major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Animal Biology, Animal Science, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, or other majors.


 ZOO Co-op Calendar


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