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What classes do I need to become a zoologist

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Adrianna’s Answer

The classes you have to take to get a Bachelors of Science in Zoology will vary between Universities. I graduated from Humboldt State University in Northern California, and prior to that I had gone to a community college to complete a large part of my general EDs. You have to take a wide assortment of classes in all of the science as well as quite a few general ed's to get a well rounded education. My classes that most pertained to the degree were Zoology 110 (a large over view of all different types of Families and orders as well as biological make up of animals), Ornithology (the study of birds where I learned to identify about 300 species of birds and match them with the correct order and family), Botany and Plant Tax (How plant development occurs, the cell makeup of plants, reproduction, pollination, and so much more. Plant Tax we learned to Identify about 300 species of plants and connect them with their families), Animal Physiology (a more in-depth look at the cellular makeup of animals), Invertebrate Zoology (Learned mainly about the creatures living under the sea, different phylums, species, orders, their life cycles, and more), Organic Chemistry ( how molecules combine and react with other elements, and many other things that are hard for me to describe), Principles of Ecology (which teaches you a lot of the different algorithms and statistics that will be important for future scientific studies, this was also the first class where students were allowed to run their own experiment). Evolution (which teaches you how animals evolved to what they are now, how they will continue to evolve and why, and the history of biological organisms). There are many other classes that aren't as directly related but with all of these classes I have listed above I have enjoyed them immensely and found that the knowledge I gained from them only encouraged me to explore my field more and more, and I found that I would find great appreciation even in the tiniest of organisms. I hope this helps.
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Elizabeth’s Answer

The other thing to note is the diversity of courses and degree focus many universities offer their Zoology students. For example, many universities offer a pre-vet or pre-med path. Depending on your career goals, you have alot of flexibility with this degree!
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Mukaila Wasiu’s Answer

To become a zoologist, you need to learn animal behavior, animal anatomy, animal physiology and histology, animal parasitology, biological techniques and a host of other courses.
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Mukaila Wasiu’s Answer

To become a zoologist, you need to learn animal behavior, animal anatomy, animal physiology and histology, animal parasitology, biological techniques and a host of other courses
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Kimberly’s Answer

For Zoology, the courses you need to focus on are General Chemistry, General Biology, and Physics in high school. In college, you can pursue a Zoology degree where you can take Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Development, Vertebrate and Invertebrate Biology, Organic Chemistry. Comparative Biology, and Cell Biology. Another path you can take is to get into a pre-veterinary program or Animal Science program where these same courses will be offered. Either way, you will get the knowledge you need to become a Zoologist. With the pre-vet /Animal
Science degree, it can take you in to a Veterinary medicine degree as well, which with more specialized training, you can become a Zoo Veterinarian. Either way, you will have what you need to take care of our Zoo friends!
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Ameire’s Answer

Most positions zoology require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in zoology, biology, wildlife biology, or ecology. Coursework generally includes anatomy, wildlife management, cellular biology, botany, physics, and chemistry.


Site: https://www.careerexplorer.com/careers/zoologist/how-to-become/

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