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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

All students engage in research activities through a broad range of research courses, independent study or a senior honors thesis. Outstanding internship opportunities, study-abroad initiatives and Oswego's Rice Creek Field Station make the Zoology program from State University of New York at Oswego a sought-after degree by itself or preparation for veterinary school.

Top-notch research facilities and opportunities in the Shineman Center and Rice Creek Field Station make the campus a living laboratory, while a proven track record and alumni network open a large assortment of internship options. Excel, and you can participate in the department's honors program and summer research opportunities.

Facilities include our Shineman Center's many advanced labs and the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center allowing expansive undergraduate opportunities, and our large Rice Creek Field Station with a 7,200-square-foot lab facility.

Career options:

  • Teaching and research
  • Medicine and allied health
  • Aquatic technology
  • Environmental technology
  • Ecology
  • Animal behavior
  • Marine biology
  • Museum work
  • Zoo and animal parks
  • Veterinary science
  • Conservation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    79 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Biology Seminar 
  • Molecular and Cellular Foundations 
  • Diversity of Life 
  • Genetics 
  • Laboratory in Genetics
  • Behavioral Biology 
  • Invertebrate Zoology 
  • Vertebrate Zoology 
  • Animal Physiology 
  • Comparative Anatomy 
  • Animal Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Requirements:
  • Complete your online application
  • Submit transcripts: Mail all official college/university and secondary school transcripts (transfer applicants) or just your secondary school transcript (freshmen) to SUNY Oswego
  • Send in your English proficiency test scores: uccessful applicants will have a minimum English proficiency of 71 in TOEFL, 6.0 in IELTS, or 55 in PTE. 
  • Provide financial documentation: Send a copy of an original bank statement including a bank official's signature and stamp evidencing sufficient funds for the first year via email to the International Student and Scholar Services Office

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oswego

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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