Careers in zoology span a tremendous range of biological subdisciplines, from systematics and taxonomy to physiology and biochemistry to ecology and behavior—all connected by the subject of study: animals.

The questions you will explore and the services you will learn to render are limited only by your imagination, given the incredible diversity of past and present animal life from microscopic invertebrates to 100-ton whales.

With a zoology degree, you could work in teaching institutions, industry (food, health, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and biotech), government agencies (environmental protection, food and drug, fish and wildlife, land management agencies, park services, water quality, and agriculture), as well as zoos and nongovernmental conservation organizations.

Many zoologists choose to earn a graduate degree before pursuing a career conducting basic or applied research involving animals, teaching at the high school or college level, or serving as educators in informal settings such as museums, zoos, and aquariums.