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Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Zoology
Bruce O'Gara , Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
Science Complex B 221
Take advantage of Humboldt's vertebrate and invertebrate museums. Large populations of native animals offer a chance for real-life study. Humboldt State also houses animals in on-campus quarters. Electron microscopes are available for student use.
Students interested in marine life have use of Humboldt's marine laboratory, located in nearby Trinidad, and the university's research vessel, the Coral Sea.
Graduates can pursue careers as: zoologists, technical writers, laboratory technicians, museum curators, entomologists, health technicians, ornithologists, animal nutritionists, ichthyologists, anatomists, embryologists, pathology technicians, or science librarians.
High school students should take biology, chemistry, and physics (with labs, if possible) plus algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all prerequisite courses.