This program has been discontinued. If you are already enrolled in the program, you may stay in it and complete it for graduation. If you are not enrolled in it, but you are keen on the subject material, we encourage you to consider enrolling in the Biology program. If you have questions about Biology, please contact the EEB Undergraduate Office at undergrad [dot] eeb (at)utoronto [dot] ca. If you have questions about Zoology, please contact the CSB Undergraduate Office at undergrad [dot] csb (at)utoronto [dot] ca
Zoology studies all animal, including human, life. It is also a diverse field that may be divided into many special areas. Some of these are based on groups, such as protozoa, insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Others are based on levels of organization or methods of study, such as molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, behaviour, ecology, population biology and evolution. If you are interested in becoming a field zoologist, you may work for a university, the government or an environmental consulting firm. All areas of zoology can lead to positions in research, teaching, publishing, technical work, or can be the starting point to a career in the health sciences.
The program in Zoology is an open program, which means that everyone is free to take it. There is no application process. The program itself gives students a great deal of flexibility in their studies. It starts with a number of required courses that give a foundation in zoology, but the remainder of the program allows students to follow their own path.