Dr. A Sukumar
Zoology Section Head
Zoology is the scientific study of animals, including their behavior, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution. In college, zoology courses typically cover a wide range of topics related to animal biology and behavior.
Introductory zoology courses usually provide an overview of animal diversity, including the classification and characteristics of different animal groups. Students learn about the anatomy and physiology of animals, including the structure and function of organs and organ systems, and how they are adapted to different environments.
As students progress through the curriculum, they may study more advanced topics such as animal behavior, animal genetics, animal ecology, and animal evolution. They may also have the opportunity to study specialized areas of zoology, such as marine biology, ornithology, herpetology, or mammalogy.
Laboratory work is an important component of zoology education in college, as it allows students to observe animal behavior and anatomy, and gain hands-on experience with experimental techniques. Field trips may also be a part of zoology education, where students may visit zoos, wildlife reserves, or natural habitats to observe animals in their natural environment.