By: Ava Lesh, 4th hour

Basic information

  • Zoology and animal biology programs teach people about animals and the systems that keep them alive
  • Students learn about their anatomy and behavior.
  • They learn about molecular and cell structures.
  • You study how genes are passed among a population and how they relate to evolution.
  • If you are a student you shouldn't just specialize in one group of animals.
  • You will need to be patience and have the ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Have a love for animals
  • Zoologist are sod times known as animal scientists or animal biologists.
  • Most Zoologist spend their time doing research or laboratory work.
  • Zoologist work in all areas of animal life, studying both simple and complex processes.

Pros and Cons


  • Get to work with animals
  • Nice salery
  • Learn about all the different kinds of animals


  • Work a lot of hours
  • Have to work with dead animals
  • Can't tell how the animals are, you can't communicate with them.

What you need to succeed

High School classes you can take

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Calcus
  • Statistics
  • Probability


  • Bachelors degree
  • Masters degree if you want to stay in the field of zoology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

500 Lincoln Drive


  • Have their own soccer team
  • It is a public school
  • most people graduate right away


  • Very expensive
  • very difficult to get into
  • It's a huge challenge

University of Manitowoc

705 Viebahn Street



  • Computers for people to use
  • Small town
  • To get into the school your GPA has to be a 2.0 or higher


  • Dont have soccer
  • Expensive

Utah State University

Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322



  • Have soccer
  • Lots of academics

  • Computers are there for everyone to use


  • Very expensive
  • Far away from home
  • Difficult to get into

Associations/Professional organization for this career

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, Wisconson 537-707-7921

American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-2904
(202) 737-3600

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

American Society for Microbiology helps to protect and enhance our natural resources: our air, land and water; our wildlife, fish and forests and the ecosystems that sustain all life. To provide a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities

American Society for Microbiology

ASM members have many common goals, including the desire for professional improvement through ASM journals, books, meetings, and other Society activities. ASM members help to promote a better understanding of the importance of microbiology today and in the future.

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Let's just say zoologist work a lot of hours a week but if you love working with animals this is the job for you. zoologist usually have to go through 6 years of college. To become a zoologist u have too expect to study resource methods, include statics. Scientific research is mostly quantitate, so you need to be able to process data from experiments and observations. There are about 50 separate wildlife biology programs. When working, the salary in Wisconsin is around 35,700 a year and it's $17.16 per hour.