is Zoology, and what can you do with a degree in Zoology?
is not just the study of wild animals, their biology, and
their behavior -- the Zoology major is chosen by many students
who seek a career in one of the several health care professions,
careers in academia, or careers in the environmental sciences.
Long-Term: Careers in Zoology
be overly concerned if at the outset you do not know your
exact interest and goals as a future zoologist -- explore
different areas of Zoology. The courses that you take,
the instructors that you encounter, and the laboratory and
field work that you experience will help you to shape your
ultimate goals as a zoologist. It is important that
you obtain a solid foundation not only in the basic core of
Zoology courses, but also in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.
This foundation will enable you to pursue a range of different
career opportunities later on.
a variety of aspects of Zoology can spark interest
in possible career fields -- don't become concerned
if you're not quite sure what path you want to
during your first year at Miami, you should set goals that
point you toward a particular career. Your career goals
may change as you encounter new areas of interest while in
college. Nonetheless, setting tentative goals will aid
you in selecting courses and in looking beyond the immediate
important to discuss career possibilities and requirements
with members of the Zoology faculty and with area professionals.
For example, most area dentists, physicians, optometrists,
veterinarians, etc., are willing to discuss their professions
with Miami students. In addition, there are designated faculty
members in the Department of Zoology who serve as preprofessional
advisors to students, each on a particular type of career:
these faculty members, access the faculty