Personal Program (Zoology Major)
Minimum grade of C- required for courses counting toward the Zoology Major.
Zoology courses in EEOB should include two lab- or field-based courses (in addition to EEOB 405.02). If Mol Gen 607 + 608 are used in place of EEOB 415, the hours count as “zoology” hours for purposes of the minimum of 29 hours in zoology.
Zoology and ASC Advisors
After declaring yourself a Zoology Major, you should meet with the EEOB Coordinating Advisor, Dr. Dave Stetson, who may assign you another faculty advisor based on your interests and goals. To graduate from OSU, you must fulfill not only the requirements for a major (e.g., Zoology, or Evolution/Ecology) but also the GEC requirements of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences (ASC). You should obtain guidance on the GEC requirements from the ASC counselors in Denney Hall (292-6961) soon after entering ASC. You should also talk with them again as soon as you achieve senior status to go over your progress towards fulfilling the GEC requirements. In addition, you should contact the ASC counselors one quarter prior to your expected graduation to file an application for graduation, which will give you priority in registering for classes your last quarter.
In addition to the anticipated course offerings, others are offered on an irregular basis (e.g., EEOB 694). These courses will normally be advertised via email or on bulletin boards in Aronoff well ahead of the time for course registration. Students may also undertake individual study (EEOB 293 or 693) or research (EEOB 699) under the direction of a faculty member. Students interested in learning more about these options should contact the Undergraduate Research Coordinator (phone and email under “Sources of Information”). A list of the research interests of the EEOB faculty, which can serve as an guide to potential advisors for individual study or research, is available in the EEOB office and on the department website (see “Sources of Information”).
Summer Course Offerings and Stone Lab
Several summer courses are normally offered on the main campus, including the Zoology core courses EEOB 400 and 405. Summer courses are also offered at Stone Laboratory on Gibralter Island in Lake Erie. These usually include Ichthyology (EEOB 621, 5 hrs), Field Ornithology (EEOB 624, 5 hrs), Field Zoology (EEOB 651, 5 hrs), Limnology (EEOB 652, 5 hrs), Invertebrate Zoology (EEOB 612, 5 hrs), Herpetology (EEOB 622, 5 hrs), and Fish Ecology (EEOB 653, 5 hrs). Additional offerings are scheduled on a year-to-year basis. Those wishing current information should contact the Columbus office of Stone Lab (see “Sources of Information”). All Stone Lab zoology courses count as field/lab courses for the Zoology Major. Courses at the 100 level or below do not count towards the major.