Careers in Zoology

The Bachelor of Science in Zoology builds from the common background of the biology core curriculum, marine and freshwater biology, behavior, cell and developmental biology, ecology, evolution, fisheries, physiology, and neurobiology and gives students the foundation from which they can specialize in various zoology disciplines. 

Employment Areas

  • Teach at high school and college levels
  • Zoos, aquariums, and nature parks
  • Museums
  • Environmental consulting
  • State and federal Fish and Game agencies
  • State and federal EPA
  • Environmental NGO (ie Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy)
  • Aquaculture industry
  • Biotechnology oriented to aquatic life

* The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry level salary.