Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$331 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Zoology – Online

Study life sciences with a focus on animals

Join the nation’s first online bachelor’s degree program in zoology. A leader in teaching biological sciences for more than 100 years, Oregon State has the recognition, experience and faculty excellence to provide you with a solid foundation in the life sciences and an avenue to countless career paths.

Oregon State Ecampus delivers a variety of degree programs online focused on animal biology and habitat conservation. Explore similar programs.

Zoology is an interdisciplinary biological sciences degree that focuses on all aspects of the biology of animals – from genes to ecosystems. In particular, the zoology coursework covers major areas of the life sciences including genetics, physiology, ecology, evolution and conservation biology.

Through comprehensive content, critical thinking skills, professional development training and the opportunity for hands-on, experiential learning, you’ll be able to apply a wealth of knowledge to real-life situations once you enter the job market.

A degree that comes with national expertise

This zoology degree is offered by Oregon State’s Department of Integrative Biology, whose faculty are nationally recognized in the fields of organismal biology, ecology, evolution and marine biology.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

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