Ohio Wesleyan is one of a few small colleges with two closely integrated life science departments: Zoology and Botany & Microbiology. With this structure, we’re able 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

The Pre-Professional Zoology major will satisfy the minimum entrance requirements of almost all graduate programs in biology or zoology as well as meeting most of the prerequisites for medical, dental, and veterinary medicine schools.


Graduate Outcomes

Kristen Lear '11

Kristen’s research at OWU—including Theory-to-Practice grants to study bats in Texas—helped her net a Fulbright Scholarship to do research in Australia. She later received a prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship and is in the Ph.D. program at the University of Georgia.


Department Contact Info


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

Department Contact

Chair: Shala Hankison
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 335

Secretary: Kathy Boger
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 201