Graduate students who wish to pursue an Option A external minor in zoology should consult a faculty member within the Department of Integrative Biology (their potential minor professor) or the chair of the zoology graduate committee. Courses are selected in conjunction with the chosen faculty member who serves as the minor advisor, and the student's departmental advisor. A student may earn a doctoral minor in zoology with 9 credits minimum in zoology, including a seminar course, while in residence at UW–Madison. All 9 credits are either exclusively graduate-level zoology courses numbered 700 and above or courses numbered 300 and above and identified as designed for graduate work. Directed study courses do not count toward the minor.


Professors Hardin (chair,, Bement, Blair, Damschen, Gammie, Halloran, Ives, Lee, Newmark, Orrock, Riters, Stanley, Turner, and Vander Zanden

Associate Professors Amann and Grinblat 

Assistant Professors Dugan and Sharma

Affiliated Faculty

Professors Auger, Currie, Fernandez, Gratton, Hawks, Karasov, Lindroth, Marler, Payseur, and Strier

Associate Professors Hittinger and Pool

Assistant Professors McFarland and Schoville