Ohio Wesleyan is one of a few small colleges with two closely integrated life science departments: Botany & Microbiology and Zoology. This structure allows our program to offer a larger diversity of specialty courses in sub-disciplines across the biological sciences than do many other schools of our size.

About the Major

Students who major in general zoology are interested in the study of human beings and other animals, but perhaps do not want to pursue a professional career in medicine or zoology. The Pre-Professional zoology major is more suited for those preparing for medical school. Often general zoology majors choose to double major in another discipline.


Alexandria Bigham '14

Alexandria is a Mainland Asia/Pachyderm Seasonal Keeper at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

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Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3869

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Chair: Shala Hankison
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Secretary: Kathy Boger
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