This major unsurprisingly focuses on equipping students with the skills to conduct original research concerning any kind of animal you’d wish to name, both in the field and lab. Consequently, subjects are highly varied, with some espousing zoological theory, some allowing you to conduct real research in the field, and some even examining the philosophical implications of evolution upon our own lives. For those students who hope to escape maths by choosing this major, a warning: you’ll be disappointed. A sound grasp of (or at least a strong willingness to learn) the basics of statistics and programs such as Excel are highly important for this major, particularly in the ecological side of the discipline. Extra readings outside of lectures are expected in the majority of the subjects.
All the lecturers and faculty are fantastic, and are exceptionally helpful outside of class times, but special mention must go out to the many PhD and Masters students who do come along on the field subjects.