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Zoology is one of the most popular majors for students interested in a health professions career, and the curriculum provides an excellent basis of preparation for a wide variety of careers or for postgraduate study. Courses at the undergraduate level provide a broad foundation in animal biology and allow students to pursue selected areas of interest in depth through research participation and advanced studies courses.

Career Opportunities

  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Fishery Biologist
  • Biochemist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Cattle Rancher
  • Farmer/Rancher Manager
  • Curator
  • Educator
  • Forester
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Animal Lab Technician
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Science Writer
  • Cooperative Extension Worker
  • Humane Society Worker
  • Park Ranger
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Veterinarian

Related Skills

Hiring Institutions

  • Arboretums
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Colleges and Schools
  • Cosmetic Companies
  • Food Processors
  • Energy Departments
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Institutes
  • Patent Office
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Lumber Companies
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Museums
  • Nurseries
  • Aquariums
  • Beverage Companies
  • Chemical Industries
  • Consulting Firms
  • Doctors' Office
  • Agricultural Departments
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Health and Human Services
  • National Science Foundation
  • Peace Corps
  • Hatcheries
  • Libraries
  • Medical Supply Companies
  • National and State Parks
  • Pharmaceutical Companies

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

The University of Oklahoma, Department of Zoology
Occupational Outlook Handbook
New Scientist Jobs.com
American Veterinary Medical Association
Animal Jobs.com
Biotech Jobs
Graduate Schools Information
USDA Forest Service, Careers for Wildlife Biologists
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
American Association for Advancement of Science
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Animal Behavior Society
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology