Zoology Minor

Mode of Study:
On Campus
Degree Level:
Undergraduate, Minor
Degree Types:
School of Arts & Sciences

Indulge Your Passion to Learn About Animals Large & Small

Gain a foundational understanding of zoology facts and theories through a variety of classes and laboratory experiences in Catawba’s new minor in Zoology. Faculty who are passionate about the scientific, ethical study of animal behavior, physiology, and classification will work alongside you, helping to guide your curiosity as you pair this minor with a complementary major to help you explore exciting career paths.

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Catawba College’s new minor in Zoology engages you in research activities through a broad range of courses, independent study, internship opportunities, and even study abroad. Courses taught in the minor include Ornithology, Vertebrate Ecology, Parasitology, Animal Physiology, and Wildlife Ecology and provide you with a broad spectrum of zoological concepts across an incredibly diverse area of study.

Modern research facilities and opportunities for field research in Catawba’s own 189-acre ecological preserve make the campus a living, zoological laboratory. Students in this minor may also experience local and global animal biodiversity first-hand through travel study experiences in places as diverse as Madagascar, mainland Africa, the Caribbean, the Florida Everglades, and the Duke University Marine Lab.

  • Outdoor Laboratory

    Use our campus as your first outdoor laboratory as you conduct field studies and roam our 189-acre ecological preserve located in Catawba’s back yard.

  • Scholarships

    Incoming freshmen students in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences may be offered an Environmental scholarship upon acceptance to the College.

  • Undergraduate Research

    Conduct and present your own environmental or zoological research by doing an Independent Study and presenting at local and regional symposiums.

Program Details



Catawba students have an opportunity to apply for a paid internship with Girls on outdoor Adventure in Leadership and Science (GALS), a free summer science program for high school students to engage with science while backpacking through the wilderness.

Research & Internships

Research & Internships

In addition to completing challenging courses, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct an in-depth research experience in Zoology.

You’ll also be encouraged to acquire professional skills and resume-building experience during an internship with organizations such as the Land Trust for Central North Carolina, the Natural Resources Conservation, Horizons Unlimited Education Center, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and many others.

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