Tracks

While the zoology major is flexible in terms of the wide variety of choices students have for upper-level courses, the major can also be tailored to pursue studies in specific sub-disciplines within the biological sciences. Students are welcome to use the following tracks as guides when selecting courses that complement their interests.

Cellular Biology & Genetics
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 
Physiology & Biomedicine
Zoology 466: General Genetics (3 cr) Zoology 302: Introduction to Entomology
(4 cr)
Zoology 350: Parasitology (3 cr)
Zoology 562: Human Cytogenetics (2 cr) Zoology 303: Aquatic Invertebrate Biology
(3 cr)
Zoology 430: Comparative Anatomy of
Vertebrates (5 cr)
Zoology 570: Cell Biology (3 cr)
Zoology 315/316: Limnology-Conservation of Aquatic Resources/Lab (2 cr/3 cr) Zoology 470: Introduction to Animal Development (3 cr)
Zoology 604: Computer-based Gene and
Disease/Disorder Research Lab (2 cr)
Zoology 360: Extinction of Species (3 cr) Zoology 523/524: Neurobiology/Neurobiology II (3 cr/3 cr)
Zoology 616: Lab Course in Neurobiology and Behavior (4 cr) Zoology 410: Evolutionary Biology (3 cr) Zoology 555: Laboratory in Developmental Biology (3 cr)
Zoology 630: Cellular Signal Transduction
Mechanisms (3 cr)
Zoology 425: Behavioral Ecology (3 cr)
Zoology 603: Endocrinology (3 cr)
  Zoology 460: General Ecology (4 cr)  Zoology 635: Neurobiology of Disease (2 cr)
  Zoology 473: Plant-Insect Interactions (3 cr)
 
  Zoology 504: Modeling Animal Landscapes (3-5 cr)
 
  Zoology 510/511: Ecology of Fishes/Lab
(3 cr/2 cr)
 
  Zoology 520/521: Ornithology/Birds of Southern Wisconsin (3 cr/3 cr)
 
  Zoology 651: Conservation Biology (3 cr)
 
  Zoology 660: Climate Change Ecology (3 cr)
 
  Zoology 672: Historical Ecology (2 cr)
 

Note: Some courses may fall under multiple tracks (not depicted in the above table).