Academic FAQs

What majors are offered by the Department of Integrative Biology?

We offer the following undergraduate degrees:

Visit our Undergraduate Degrees Page to learn more about our majors. At this time, we do not offer online undergraduate degrees.

How do I decide which major is right for me?

Compare the degrees by carefully reading the course descriptions for each major of interest. Choose the degree that best aligns with your career goals and interests.

What is the difference between a degree in Integrative Biology and Zoology?

Integrative Biology Degree:

  • Use of multidisciplinary course options
  • Offer wide diverse courses from other departments
  • Allow incorporation of “outside” programs within the degree or as a parallel Internship less specific and broader (e.g., water quality lab at BEO vs. aquatic wildlife at DNR)

Zoology Degree: Defined classic zoological “subjects” including ecology, animal behavior, marine biology, and zoo & aquarium science.

I cannot decide between the B.S. in Environmental Biology-Zoology and the B.S. in Zoology.

You can declare either degree and still keep your options open. Check the requirements for the B.S. in Environmental Biology-Zoology, and include some of those courses (such as CSS 210) alongside the courses for the B.S. Zoology concentration of interest.

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