Zoology

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why choose Zoology?


Zoologists ask questions such as: Do chemicals that we release into rivers affect fish populations? What changes occur in brain cells with aging, and can we reverse these changes? What can fossils tell us about how changes in the environment will affect animals?

Zoology is the scientific study of animal biology from the perspective of the entire organism. As a highly interdisciplinary discipline, zoologists develop a broad knowledge base to inform their understanding of the animals with which we share our planet. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur in class, during tutorials, and in the field or laboratory. You may also gain hands-on experience in field studies in Canada or abroad.

Career opportunities

​Zoologists have global career opportunities in areas such as environmental management and conservation, scientific research, biotechnology, and more. A degree in zoology can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Program highlights

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Practical research opportunities - Gain hands-on experience learning techniques and using tools to address real-world issues.

Lab work - Learn how to use tools and develop techniques within a supervised laboratory setting.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.


Courses in this program

An Introduction to Invertebrate Zoology, General Chemistry (Structure and Bonding), Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology, Introductory Calculus, ​Energy Flow in Biological Systems


This school is special because there is a unique energy about it and there is a special vibe amongst the people who call it their home. Stepping onto campus at the University of Calgary makes you feel like anything is possible and that there are other people in these halls that are thinking the same way as you.

– ​Amar D.,, BSc'14


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