noun \zō-ˈä-lə-jē, zə-ˈwä-\

1:  a branch of biology concerned with the classification and the properties and vital phenomena of animals

2  a :  animal life (as of a region) :  fauna

    b :  the properties and vital phenomena exhibited by an animal, animal type, or grou

The Department of Zoology offers training in Zoology at the Masters (M.S.) and Doctoral (Ph.D) level as students benefit from faculty expertise in a broad range of subject areas. Faculty expertise includes diverse subjects like cell biology, cell development, neurobiology, ecology, animal behavior and genetics. Students benefit both from these varied faculty interests and strong interdisciplinary ties between Zoology and other university departments. Typically undergraduate students will have a strong background in the sciences but there are no explicit prerequisites for admission into the Graduate Program.