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Interdepartmental Graduate Major

Undergraduate Study

The undergraduate major in zoology is no longer available to new students. Those wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree in basic animal study are encouraged to investigate the numerous possibilities available to them at Iowa State University. The undergraduate Biology Program, jointly administered by faculties of the departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB), includes a wide spectrum of opportunities for students to develop their academic interests through the study of animal biology. Contact the Biology Program office for more information, or see for more information. For those students interested in applied animal study, undergraduate majors in Animal Science and Entomology are available.

Graduate Study

The Zoology Graduate Program is closed to new students. Prospective students should contact the Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) Graduate Program Director of Graduate Education for specific details about the program’s status.

Related interdepartmental graduate majors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Immunobiology, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, and Toxicology should be investigated as possible alternative graduate programs.