The Vertebrate Zoology track is tailored specifically for those ECCB students with a deep interest in vertebrates, their diversity, ecology, and conservation and/or are interested in pursuing veterinary school. This track capitalizes on the collective experience of ECCB faculty in the areas of vertebrate ecology, evolution, genetics, anatomy, physiology, and behavior to provide a comprehensive understanding of vertebrate biology and ecology. In addition to core courses in ecology and conservation, ECCB students in the Vertebrate Zoology track complete coursework in vertebrate ecology, diversity, and evolution, and enroll in national or international field courses that focus on vertebrates, including their collection and identification. This is a flexible track that permits the inclusion of courses specifically required by graduate programs as well as schools of veterinary medicine. Students on this track may use free electives to personalize or broaden their experience to meet certification requirements for vertebrate-focused professional societies (e.g., American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society). The Vertebrate Zoology track satisfies all prerequisite requirements for veterinary school.
- Degree: B.S. Ecology and Conservation Biology
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
The Vertebrate Zoology track capitalizes on the collective experience of ECCB faculty in the areas of vertebrate ecology, evolution, genetics, anatomy, physiology, and behavior to provide a comprehensive understanding of vertebrate biology and ecology that will prepare students for vet school professional studies, as well as careers within government and non-government agencies associated with the conservation and management of vertebrates.
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