Study abroad offers students countless opportunities, ranging from intimately experiencing a new place and culture to learning a foreign language. In a globalized world, international experience gained from studying abroad is highly attractive to potential graduate programs and employers. Fortunately, the global outlook of many fields in the biological sciences as well as the flexibility of the zoology major make study abroad a feasible and appealing option for zoology students. Furthermore, zoology majors can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity during nearly any semester if they plan well and early.
For more study abroad information, students are welcome to visit the Zoology Major Advising Page on the International Academic Programs website. Students are encouraged to meet with a department advisor as well as a study abroad advisor when planning their experience.
Undergraduate Zoological Society
The Undergraduate Zoological Society (UZS) explores the many diverse fields of zoology for undergraduate students interested in careers associated with zoology. UZS provides supplemental education in the field alongside undergraduate coursework and informs students of campus and community events that may enhance their understanding of zoology. UZS also promotes socialization among fellow zoology majors.
II. UZS Membership
1) Half-time or greater status as an undergraduate at UW
2) Payment of dues ($5) for each semester
3) Attendance of at least two UZS meetings per semester
4) Attendance of at least two UZS events per semester
Officer positions are selected by elections spring semester and filled by appointment as needed otherwise. Officers are required to help organize at least one event per semester. Officers are expected to attend all UZS functions if able and must contact the person organizing the event or the president beforehand if unable to attend for any reason.
Co-Presidents: Samantha Bledstein & Claire Viellieux
Vice-President: Ashley Kempken
Secretary: Sydney Parsons
Treasurer: Basili Petropoulos
Graphics/PR: Lilly Mann