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
$309 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.
100% online You can complete all courses in this program 100% online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Zoology – Online


Oregon State’s B.S. in Zoology degree is ideal if you’re interested in a wide range of careers in the life sciences. A zoology academic advisor will work with you to determine how the degree can best help you to meet your specific goals.

Professional development courses in the major explore career opportunities and develop soft skills in areas such as emotional intelligence and team dynamics. This knowledge will be helpful once you enter the workforce with your zoology degree in hand.

Sample career fields for zoology graduates 

  • Animal care and husbandry
  • Curatorial and museum management
  • Informal education (e.g., zoos, aquariums and nature centers)
  • Laboratory animal research
  • Field biology and conservation
  • Environmental management and policy (e.g., government agencies)
  • Environmental consulting

Oregon State’s Career Development Center also presents a list of sample job titles for zoology alumni.

Career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to OSU's Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


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