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The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences offers an undergraduate minor in Zoology intended to enhance the programs of students who are interested in obtaining a solid foundation in zoological concepts, including diversity in the animal kingdom, animal behavior, and the comparative physiology of animals. It is open to all baccalaureate students except those majoring in Zoology (17ZOOBS) or Biological Sciences with a concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (17BIOSCEEC). At least 9 credit hours of the minor must be completed at NC State.
The minor in Zoology is administered within the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences. Students who plan to minor in Zoology should contact the contact person listed below for information on how to do so. Students are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their studies so they receive information on relevant courses, events, and other opportunities from the Department of Biological Sciences.
All requirements for the minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from their major degree program. Students apply to graduate in the minor through MyPack at the same time that they apply to graduate in their major program.
2727 Bostian Hall
120 David Clark Labs
SIS Code: 17ZOM
- The Zoology minor consists of a minimum of 17 credit hours.
- A grade of C- or better is required for all minor courses with a 2.0 GPA required in the minor for graduation.
- No course used in the minor can be taken for credit only (S/U).
- Courses taken for the minor can also be used toward major requirements, GEP Electives, or Free Electives.
- At least 9 credit hours of the minor must be completed at NC State.
|ZO 250||Animal Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|ZO 350||Animal Phylogeny and Diversity||4|
|or ZO 402||Invertebrate Biology|
|Select nine credits of the following: 1||9|
|Primate Ecology and Evolution|
|Captive Animal Biology|
|Captive Animal Biology Field Laboratory|
|Introduction to Animal Behavior|
|Capstone Course in Zoology|
ZO 2**, 3**, or 4**
|Biology of Marine Mammals|
|Principles of Biological Oceanography|
or BIO 432
|Developmental Anatomy of the Vertebrates|
|Developmental Anatomy Laboratory|
or NTR 415
or PB 360
Other relevant courses, including some capstone and special topics course offerings, can be approved by the Minor Coordinator on a case-by-case basis.